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[ODP] Criminal and antisocial behavior and cognitive ability in a sample of dating si

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Journal:
Open Differential Psychology

Authors:
Emil O. W. Kirkegaard

Title:
Criminal and antisocial behavior and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users

Abstract:

The relationship between cognitive ability and a broad variety of criminal and antisocial (CAS) behaviors was examined in a sample of dating site users. Cognitive ability was scored from 14 suitable items using item response theory. 11 of the 13 items were negatively related to cognitive ability with latent correlations ranging from .01 to -.29, and a median of -.14. Correlations for males were stronger with a mean/median male/female ratio of 1.7/1.4.

The CAS items were all positively correlated (mean correlation = .23) and formed a general CAS factor. Attempts were made to use item response theory to score this factor, but results proved unsatisfactory. Instead, a simple score was calculated by summing the items. This score correlated -.16 [-.14 to -.18] with cognitive ability.

To examine the influence of confounders, an OLS model was fit using cognitive ability, gender, age, and cognitive ability x gender as predictors and the simple summed score as the dependent. In this model, the standardized beta cognitive ability was -.19. A series of robustness checks were made using alternative model specifications which provided near identical results.

Key words:

crime, antisocial behavior, violence, cognitive ability, IQ, intelligence, dating site, gender, sex

Length:
~4000 words, ~16 pages.

Files:
https://osf.io/7htpz/

Reviewers:
I will attempt to recruit one of the following: Brian Boutwell, Joseph Schwartz and John Wright.
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[ODP] Criminal and antisocial behavior and cognitive ability in a sample of dating si - by Emil - 2016-Oct-22, 20:49:27
RE: [ODP] Crime and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users - by Emil - 2016-Oct-24, 17:32:35
RE: [ODP] Crime and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users - by Gmeisenberg - 2016-Oct-25, 18:09:27
RE: [ODP] Crime and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users - by Emil - 2016-Oct-25, 18:20:07
RE: [ODP] Crime and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users - by Emil - 2016-Nov-04, 06:51:09
RE: [ODP] Crime and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users - by Gmeisenberg - 2016-Nov-04, 16:25:06
RE: [ODP] Crime and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users - by Emil - 2016-Nov-10, 21:22:37
RE: [ODP] Crime and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users - by John P Wright - 2016-Nov-11, 20:17:03
RE: [ODP] Crime and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users - by Emil - 2016-Nov-12, 01:34:00
RE: [ODP] Crime and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users - by Emil - 2016-Nov-16, 22:08:23
RE: [ODP] Crime and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users - by John P Wright - 2016-Nov-17, 23:29:00
RE: [ODP] Crime and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users - by Emil - 2016-Nov-18, 03:17:55
RE: [ODP] Criminal and antisocial behavior and cognitive ability in a sample of dating si - by Emil - 2016-Nov-25, 16:35:06
RE: [ODP] Criminal and antisocial behavior and cognitive ability in a sample of dating si - by Emil - 2017-Dec-14, 07:55:36
John P Wright - by John P Wright - 2017-Dec-14, 16:47:55
RE: [ODP] Criminal and antisocial behavior and cognitive ability in a sample of dating si - by Emil - 2018-Feb-05, 06:45:33
 
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