Antisocial Personality Disorder in Adolescence: Methodology and Diagnostics



The paper describes the issues in conceptualization and diagnostics of antisocial personality disorder in adolescents and youths. Modern interpretations of the antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy categories are presented in two competing approaches headed by R. Hare and D. Cooke. The application of these diagnoses to adolescents remains problematic, however, it is possible to single out certain predictors indicating potential development of antisocial personality disorder in the future. The methods of diagnostics of the antisocial personality disorder and corresponding individual traits in adolescents present a special problem. Further development of this research area will contribute to the forming of the theoretical grounds, methods, and inventories, as well as the practice of diagnostics, prevention and correction of antisocial personality disorder in adolescents and youths.

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Keywords: antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, adolescence, predictors, conduct disorder, diagnostics of personality disorders

Journal rubric: Theory and Methodology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Syrokvashina K.V., Dozortseva E.G. Antisocial Personality Disorder in Adolescence: Methodology and Diagnostics. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2020. Vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 49–62. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2020280104. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Ksenia V. Syrokvashina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Child and Adolescent Psychology, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Elena G. Dozortseva, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor, Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Senior Researcher, Laboratory for Child and Adolescent Psychology, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation,Member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “Psychology and Law” member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “Psychological Science and Education”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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