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Perioperative cerebral microbleeds after adult cardiac surgery (2018)
Journal Article
Patel, N., Banahan, C., Janus, J., Horsfield, M. A., Cox, A., Li, X., …Chung, E. M. (2018). Perioperative cerebral microbleeds after adult cardiac surgery. Stroke, doi:10.1161/strokeaha.118.023355

Background and Purpose: Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) have been observed using magnetic resonance imaging in patients with cardiovascular risk factors, cognitive deterioration, small vessel disease, and dementia. They are a well-known consequence of ce... Read More

The measurement of adult pathological demand avoidance traits (2018)
Journal Article
Egan, V., Linenberg, O., & O’Nions, E. (2018). The measurement of adult pathological demand avoidance traits. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, doi:10.1007/s10803-018-3722-7. ISSN 0162-3257

Pathological (“extreme”) demand avoidance (PDA) involves obsessively avoiding routine demands and extreme emotional variability. It is clinically linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The observer-rated EDA Questionnaire (EDA-Q) for children was... Read More

“If I tell you I’m 13 online, will you believe me?”: implications for undercover internet stings (2018)
Journal Article
Drouin, M., Egan, V., Yergens, N., & Hernandez, E. (2018). “If I tell you I’m 13 online, will you believe me?”: implications for undercover internet stings. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 24(1), doi:10.1037/law0000149. ISSN 1076-8971

We examined the extent to which 262 adults, recruited from both a U.S. university sample and Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, believed the identity of a 13-year-old boy or girl persona in an online chat room. Sixteen undergraduate confederates (aged 19-38)... Read More

Childhood bullying, paranoid thinking, and the misappraisal of social threat: trouble at school (2017)
Journal Article
Jack, A. H., & Egan, V. (2018). Childhood bullying, paranoid thinking, and the misappraisal of social threat: trouble at school. School Mental Health, 10(1), 26-34. doi:10.1007/s12310-017-9238-z

Background:Experiences of bullying predict the development of paranoia in school-age adolescents. While many instances of psychotic phenomena are transitory, maintained victimization can lead to increasingly distressing paranoid thinking. Furthermore... Read More

Everyday sadism, dark triad, personality and disgust sensitivity (2017)
Journal Article
Meere, M., & Egan, V. (2017). Everyday sadism, dark triad, personality and disgust sensitivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 112, doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.02.056. ISSN 0191-8869

Research into dark personalities has advocated for the addition of sadism due to its close relationship with other dark traits (Book et al., 2016). Lower disgust for atavistic and animalistic tendencies may provide an objective marker of the greater... Read More

The dark triad and intimate partner violence (2016)
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Carton, H., & Egan, V. (2017). The dark triad and intimate partner violence. Personality and Individual Differences, 105, doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.09.040. ISSN 0191-8869

Psychological abuse within intimate partner violence (IPV) is poorly researched. We investigated the impact of dark triad (DT) traits and personality on psychological, physical and sexual abuse, and whether DT traits have incremental validity over ge... Read More

The SAPAS, personality traits, and personality disorder (2016)
Journal Article
Ball, L., Tully, R. J., & Egan, V. (in press). The SAPAS, personality traits, and personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, doi:10.1521/pedi_2016_30_259. ISSN 0885-579X

Many argue that current categorical personality disorder (PD) classification systems should be more dimensional and consider personality traits. The present study examined whether a brief PD screening tool, the Standardized Assessment of Personality:... Read More

Paranoid thinking, cognitive bias and dangerous neighbourhoods: implications for perception of threat and expectation of victimisation (2016)
Journal Article
perception of threat and expectation of victimisation. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 62(2), doi:10.1177/0020764015599998. ISSN 0020-7640

Background: Paranoid thinking is prevalent in the non-clinical population and cognitive mechanisms of heuristic reasoning and jumping to conclusions bias contributes to its formation and maintenance. Aims: This study investigated the degree to wh... Read More

Myths and legends: the reality of rape offences reported to a UK police force (2016)
Journal Article
Waterhouse, G. F., Reynolds, A., & Egan, V. (2016). Myths and legends: the reality of rape offences reported to a UK police force. European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, 8(1), doi:10.1016/j.ejpal.2015.04.001. ISSN 1889-1861

Rape myths affect many aspects of the investigative and criminal justice systems. One such myth, the‘real rape’ myth, states that most rapes involve a stranger using a weapon attacking a woman violently atnight in an isolated, outdoor area, and that... Read More

Investigating gender differences in the factor structure of the Gudjonsson Compliance Scale (2015)
Journal Article
Drake, K. E., & Egan, V. (2017). Investigating gender differences in the factor structure of the Gudjonsson Compliance Scale. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 22(1), doi:10.1111/lcrp.12081. ISSN 1355-3259

Purpose: The Gudjonsson Compliance Scale (GCS) remains, in terms of its psychometrics, an under-researched instrument, in which gender differences in particular have been insufficiently examined. The aim of this research was to therefore investigate... Read More

Impact of perioperative infarcts after cardiac surgery (2015)
Journal Article
Patel, N., Horsfield, M. A., Banahan, C., Janus, J., Masters, K., Morlese, J., …Chung, E. M. (2015). Impact of perioperative infarcts after cardiac surgery. Stroke, 46(3), doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.007533. ISSN 0039-2499

Background and Purpose: Brain injury after cardiac surgery is a serious concern for patients and their families. The purpose of this study was to use 3-T fluid attenuated inversion recovery MRI to characterize new and preexisting cerebral ischemic le... Read More