Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD)

Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD)

Paul J. Frick, Ph.D. & Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.

Ages: 6-13
Administration Time: 10 minutes on each form
Key Areas Covered: Callous/Unemotional, Narcissism, Impulsivity
Qualification Level B

A screening tool for detecting antisocial or psychopathic traits in children

In recent years, societal concerns over the dramatic rise in juvenile crime-especially violent crime-has reaffirmed the importance of research in this area. Children who commit antisocial, delinquent, and violent acts constitute a heterogeneous group in terms of the types of antisocial behaviours they exhibit, the causes of their behaviour problems, and the developmental course of their antisocial behaviour.

The APSD assessment detects antisocial processes in young populations so that preventative measures can be taken before tendencies lead to crime and other destructive behaviours.

Based on the highly popular Hare PCL-RTM assessment, the APSD screens for Antisocial Personality Disorder or psychopathy. The child is rated on a dimensional scale that probes the characteristic psychopathic pattern of interpersonal, affective, and behavioural symptoms. In addition to the parent (APSD-P) and teacher (APSD-T) forms, a combined form (APSD-C) allows you to integrate and reconcile the responses of multiple informants.

The normative samples consisted of 1,120 non-referred and non-adjudicated elementary school children from the third, fourth, sixth, and seventh grades. Raw scores are plotted on a Profile Form included with QuikScoreTM Forms for conversion to T-scores

Reference Name Price VAT applicable
P-APS04 APSD-P QuikScore Forms (25/pkg) £60.00 Yes
P-APS06 APSD-T QuikScore Forms (25/pkg) £60.00 Yes
P-APS08 APSD-C QuikScore Forms (25/pkg) £60.00 Yes
P-APS03 APSD Technical Manual £80.00 N