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Ross, S. R., Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Thompson, A., & Thurston, A. (2009). Factors of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory: Relationships with the Five-Factor Model of personality and criterion-related validity. Assessment, 16(1), 71-87. doi: 10.1177/1073191108322207 PMID: 18703823

Krueger, R. F., Markon, K. E., Patrick, C. J., Benning. S. D., & Kramer, M. D. (2007). Linking antisocial behavior, substance use, and personality: An integrative quantitative model of the adult externalizing spectrum. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116(4), 645-666. doi: 10.1037/0021-843X.116.4.645 PMCID: PMC2242625

Ross, S. R., Benning, S. D., & Adams, Z. (2007). Symptoms of executive dysfunction are endemic to secondary psychopathy: An examination in criminal offenders and noninstitutionalized young adults. Journal of Personality Disorders, 21(4), 384-399. doi: 10.1521/pedi.2007.21.4.384 PMID: 17685835

Patrick, C. J., Edens, J. F., Poythress, N. G., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Benning, S. D. (2006). Construct validity of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory two-factor model with offenders. Psychological Assessment, 18(2), 204-208. doi: 10.1037/1040-3590.18.2.204 PMCID: PMC2373269

Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Blonigen, D. M., Hicks, B. M., & Iacono, W. G. (2005). Estimating facets of psychopathy from normal personality traits: A step toward community-epidemiological investigations. Assessment, 12(1), 3-18. doi: 10.1177/1073191104271223 PMCID: PMC2242356

Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Salekin, R. T., & Leistico, A.-M. R. (2005). Convergent and discriminant validity of psychopathy factors assessed via self-report: A comparison of three instruments. Assessment, 12(1), 270-289. doi: 10.1177/1073191105277110 PMCID: PMC2242351

Hall, J. R., Benning, S. D., & Patrick, C. J. (2004). Discriminant validity of the three-factor model of psychopathy: Personality, behavior, and adaptive functioning. Assessment, 11(1), 4-16. doi: 10.1177/1073191103261466 PMID: 14994949

Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Hicks, B. M., Blonigen, D. M., & Krueger, R. F. (2003). Factor structure of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory: Validity and implications for clinical assessment. Psychological Assessment, 15(3), 340-350. doi: 10.1037/1040-3590.15.3.340 PMID: 14593834



Heritage, A. J., & Benning, S. D. (2013). Impulsivity and response modulation deficits in psychopathy: Evidence from the ERN and N1. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122(1), 215-222. doi: 10.1037/a0030039 PMID: 22985014

Buckholtz, J. W., Treadway, M. T., Cowan, R., Woodward, N. D., Benning, S. D., Li, R., Ansari, M. S., Baldwin, R. M., Schwartzman, A. N., Shelby, E. S., Smith, C. E., Cole, D., Kessler, R. M., & Zald, D. H. (2010). Mesolimbic dopamine reward system hypersensitivity in individuals with psychopathic traits. Nature Neuroscience, 13(4), 429-431. doi: 10.1038/nn.2510 PMCID: PMC2916168

Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., & Iacono, W. G. (2005). Psychopathy, startle blink modulation, and electrodermal reactivity in twin men. Psychophysiology, 42(6), 753-762. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2005.00353.x PMCID: PMC2242355



Benning, S. D., Venables, N. C., & Hall, J. R. (in press). Successful psychopathy. To appear in C. J. Patrick (ed.), Handbook of psychopathy (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford.

Benning, S. D. (2013). Heterogeneity in content and psychopathies. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 4(1), 83-84. doi: 10.1037/a0027451 PMID: 23339317

Lilienfeld, S. O., Patrick, C. J., Benning, S. D., Berg, J., Sellbom, M., & Edens, J. F. (2012). The role of fearless dominance in psychopathy: Confusions, controversies, and clarifications. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3(3), 327-340. doi: 10.1037/a0026987 PMID: 22823232



Postauricular Reflex

Benning, S. D., & Ait Oumeziane, B. (in press). Reduced positive emotionality and underarousal are uniquely associated with subclinical depression symptoms: Evidence from psychophysiology, self-report, and symptom clusters. Psychophysiology.

Aaron, R. V., & Benning, S. D. (2016). Postauricular reflexes elicited by soft acoustic clicks and loud noise probes: Reliability, prepulse facilitation, and sensitivity to picture contents. Psychophysiology, 53(12), 1900-1908. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12757 PMID: 27596354

Benning, S. D. (2011). Postauricular and superior auricular reflex modulation during emotional pictures and sounds. Psychophysiology, 48(3), 410-414. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01071.x PMCID: PMC2962877

Dichter, G. S., Benning, S. D., Holtzclaw, T., & Bodfish, J. (2010). Affective modulation of the startle eyeblink and postauricular responses in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,40(7), 858-869. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0925-y PMCID: PMC2892022

Quevedo, K. M., Benning, S. D., Gunnar, M. R., & Dahl, R. E. (2009). The onset of puberty: Effects on the psychophysiology of defensive and appetitive motivation. Development and Psychopathology, 21(1), 27-45. doi: 10.1017/S0954579409000030 PMCID: PMC2929819

Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., & Lang, A. R. (2004). Emotional modulation of the post-auricular reflex. Psychophysiology, 41(3), 426-432. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.00160.x PMID: 15102128


Other Measures

Benning, S. D., Kovac, M., Campbell, A., Miller, S., Hanna, E., Damiano, C. R., Sabatino-DeCriscio, A., Turner-Brown, L., Sasson, N. J., Aaron, R. V., Kinard, J., & Dichter, G. S. (2016). Late positive potential ERP responses to social and nonsocial stimuli in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(9), 3068-3077. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2845-yPMCID: PMC27344337

Benning, S. D., Rozalski, V., & Klingspon, K. L. (2015). Trait absorption is related to enhanced emotional picture processing and reduced reactivity to secondary acoustic probes. Psychophysiology, 52(10), 1409-1415.doi: 10.1111/psyp.12468 PMID: 26174767

Bernat, E. M., Patrick, C. J., Benning, S. D., & Tellegen, A. (2006). Effects of picture content and intensity on affective physiological response. Psychophysiology, 43(1), 93-103. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2006.00380.x PMCID: PMC2242429



Benning, S. D., & Freeman, A. J. (in press). The Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire’s inconsistency scales identify invalid profiles through internal statistics and external correlates. Psychological Assessment. doi: 10.1037/pas0000452

Wagenmakers, E.-J., Beek, T., Dijkhoff, L., Gronau, Q. F., Acosta, A., Adams, R. B., Jr., Albohn, D. N., Allard, E. S., Benning, S. D., … , Zwaan, R. A. (2016). Registered Replication Report: Strack, Martin, & Stepper (1988). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(6), 917-928. doi: 10.1177/1745691616674458 PMID: 27784749

Donohue, B., Pitts, M., Chow, G. M., Benning, S. D., Soto-Nevarez, A., Plant, C. P., & Allen, D. N. (2016). Development and initial psychometric examination of the Home Safety and Beautification Assessment in mothers identified to neglect their children and abuse illicit drugs. Psychological Assessment. doi: 10.1037/pas0000197 PMCID: PMC4775469

Armstrong, T., Divack, M., David, B., Simmons, C., Benning, S. D., & Olatunji, B. O. (2009). Impact of experienced disgust on information-processing biases in contamination-based OCD: An analogue study. International Journal for Cognitive Therapy, 2(1), 37-52. doi: 10.1521/ijct.2009.2.1.37

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