Because the components of psychopathy have been found to play key roles in sexual aggression, Dr. Knight began to study various aspects of psychopathy, both focusing on the construct itself and its relation to sexual aggression.
Etiology & Developmental Antecedents
Krstic, S., Robertson, C. A., & Knight, R. A. (2014). The developmental antecedents of the facets of psychopathy: The role of multiple abuse experiences. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Walters, G. D., & Knight, R. A. (2010). Antisocial personality disorder with and without antecedent childhood conduct disorder: Does it make a difference? Journal of Personality Disorders, 24(2), 258-271.
Yoon, J., & Knight, R. A. (in press). Emotional and attentional responses of individuals with psychopathic traits: The effects of emotional induction. Australian Journal of Psychology.
Guay, J. P., Ruscio, J., Knight, R. A., & Hare, R. (2007). A taxometric analysis of the latent structure of psychopathy: Evidence for dimensionality. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 701-716.
Marcus, D. K., Sanford, G., Edens, J. F., Knight, R. A., & Walters, G. D. (2011). Taxometrics and evolutionary theory: The case of the psychopathic sexuality taxon. Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 8, 6-16.
Walters, G. D., Ermer, E., Knight, R. A., & Kiehl, K. A. (in press). Paralimbic biomarkers in a taxometric analysis of psychopathy: Does changing the indicators change the conclusion? Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.
Walters, G. D., Marcus, D. K., Edens, J. F., Knight, R. A., & Sanford, G. (2011). In search of the psychopathic sexuality taxon: Indicator size does matter. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 29(1), 1-17.
Walters, G. D., McGrath, R. E., & Knight, R. A., (2010). Taxometrics, polytomous constructs, and the comparison curve fit index: A Monte Carlo analysis. Psychological Assessment, 22, 149-156.
Knight, R. A., & Thornton, D. (2007). Evaluating and Improving Risk Assessment Schemes for Sexual Recidivism: A Long-Term Follow-Up of Convicted Sexual Offenders. Final Report, NCJ 217618, nij.ncjrs.gov/publications.
Walters, G. D., Knight, R. A., Grann, M., & Dahle, K-P. (2008). Incremental validity of the psychopathy checklist facet scores: Predicting release outcome in six samples. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 396-405.
Covariation with Sexual Coercion
Knight, R. A., & Guay, J. P. (2006). The role of psychopathy in sexual coercion against women. In C. J. Patrick (Ed.), Handbook of psychopathy (pp. 512-532). New York: The Guilford Press.
Knight, R. A., & Guay, J.-P. (in press). The role of psychopathy in sexual coercion against women: An update and expansion. In C. J. Patrick (Ed.), Handbook of psychopathy, Vol. II, (pp. XX-XX). New York: The Guilford Press.