Fifty shades of darkness: A socio-cognitive information-processing framework applied to narcissism and psychopathy

Date

2021-03-03

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ISSN

0022-3980

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Publisher

Taylor & Francis Online

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Existing trait-based and cognitive models of psychopathy and narcissism fail to provide a comprehensive framework that explains the continuum between sub-clinical and clinical presentations of those personalities and to predict associated maladaptive behavior in different social and cultural contexts. In this article, a socio-cognitive information-processing framework for narcissism and psychopathy (SCIPNP) is proposed to explain how psychopathic and narcissistic schemata influence the activation of psychological processes that interact with social and cultural contexts to display those personalities at a sub-clinical level. The proposed framework enables us to predict maladaptive behavior and to explain how sub-clinical narcissists and psychopaths develop personality disorders. The SCIPNP emphasizes the role of culture in shaping motives, appraisals, behavior and affect. Recommendations for future research are provided.

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Keywords

Psychopathy, narcissism, processes, maladaptive behaviour, culture

Citation

Lopes, B., Yu,H., Bortolon, C., Jaspal, R. (2021) Fifty shades of darkness: A socio-cognitive information-processing framework applied to narcissism and psychopathy. Journal of Psychology,

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Institute for Psychological Science