Thesis Essay

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Differences and Similarities in Generalized Characteristic Traits among Genders: The Sociopath and Psychopath by Evelyn J. Dotson

MS, University of Phoenix, 2015

Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of
Master of Science
Psychology

University of Phoenix
March, 2015
Abstract
Psychopathic and sociopathic general characteristic traits are found in both genders in various populations. More research on the general characteristic traits of females is needed. Research for the female populations will give professionals information about the differences displayed between genders. Different applied sciences will also further their knowledge in treatment options for either tendency. The study
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I also am dedicating this thesis to my chairperson, Dr. Teresa Neal. She has been patient, kind, considerate, and answered many questions throughout the making of this paper. I am deeply appreciative and thankful to both of these inspiring women.
Acknowledgments
I would like to thank all of the faculty at the University of Phoenix who has taken part in my academic journey. I would also like to give a huge thanks to the ladies I met through school – Cheree, Tami, Jessica, Charmaine, and Audry. Without their constant support and guidance, the journey would not have been as interesting and fun. I love you ladies and thank you for the friendships and the inspiration you filled me with on this journey. Finally, I would like to thank all of my family members for the patience and support you showed me over the last seven years to fulfill my dream.

Table of Contents
List of Tables iv
Section 1: Introduction 1
Section 2: Literature Review 10
Section 3: Methods 24
Section 4: Results of the Study 28
Section 5: Discussion 34
References 40
Appendix A: Additional Information 45
Curriculum Vitae 48

List of Tables
Table 1: Three Factors of a Psychopath (Sample, Means, and Standard Deviation) 28
Table 2: Three Factors of a Psychopath (Independent t-tests) 29
Table 3: Traits Tested (Sample, Means, and Standard Deviation) 29
Table 4: Traits Tested (Independent t-tests) 29
Chart 1: Percentage of Each Group

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