The Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale (LSRP)

The Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale (LSRP) is a psychological test designed to measure traits associated with psychopathy or sociopathy. It was developed by Michael R. Levenson in 1995 and is based on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R), which is considered the gold standard for assessing psychopathy.

The LSRP consists of 26 items that assess both primary and secondary psychopathy. Primary psychopathy includes traits such as callousness, lack of empathy, and manipulativeness, while secondary psychopathy includes traits such as impulsivity and a tendency towards antisocial behavior.

Participants rate themselves on a 4-point Likert scale, from “strongly disagree” to “strongly agree,” in response to statements such as “I enjoy manipulating other people’s feelings” and “People who are stupid enough to get ripped off usually deserve it.”

The LSRP has been found to have good internal consistency and test-retest reliability, and has been used in a variety of research studies examining psychopathy and related personality traits. However, it is important to note that the LSRP is a self-report measure, which means that individuals with psychopathic traits may be motivated to present themselves in a socially desirable light, which could potentially impact the validity of the results. As with all psychological tests, it is important to interpret the results of the LSRP in conjunction with other clinical information and assessments.

Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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