CPTI - The Child Problematic Traits Inventory
Welcome to The Child Problematic Traits Inventory (CPTI) resource site!
The Child Problematic Traits Inventory (CPTI) is a 28 item questionnaire (developed by Prof. Henrik Andershed) aimed to assess psychopathic personality traits in children age 3 to 12 years. The original article presenting and testing the CPTI for the first time was published in Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment in 2014 (Colins, Andershed et al., 2014 - see reference list below).
The CPTI was originally developed as a preschool/kindergarden teacher rated instrument but it is up to empirical studies to also test how well it works when used as a parent-rated instrument.
The CPTI is a research instrument with the purpose to facilitate research on the role of psychopathic traits in development.
The CPTI and its key
- CPTI in Swedish (soon available here)
- CPTI Key in Swedish (soon available here)
- CPTI in English
- CPTI Key in English
- CPTI in Belgian (translated; soon available here)
- CPTI in Croatian (under translation)
- CPTI in Dutch (translated; soon available here)
- CPTI in German (translated; soon available here)
- CPTI in Italian (translated; soon available here)
- CPTI in Lithuanian (under translation)
- CPTI in Greek (translated; soon available here)
- CPTI in Spanish (translated; soon available here)
The CPTI network
The CPTI network is for researchers interested in psychopathic personality in children and who are planning or who have collected CPTI data. The idea is that all partners in the CPTI network collect CPTI data on children (somewhere in the range 3-12 years) and with other variables of interest to the specific researcher.
In the CPTI network, the researcher responsible for the data collection owns there own collected data. The CPTI network should merely be seen as a structure for collaboration concerning the collected data, e.g., to collaborate on analyses, publications, etc. We have a long-term plan to build a strong network which could attract larger research funds (e.g. EU funds). If you are interested in joining the CPTI network, please contact the coordinator Henrik Andershed.
The below "concept list" is a recommendation of concepts to measure alongside the CPTI for the CPTI network members. It can be helpful in the planning of data collections.
The CPTI network thus far consists of
CPTI network steering group
The function of the steering group is to be responsible for the planning and actions of the CPTI network. Currently, the steering group consists of Henrik Andershed, Olivier F. Colins, and Kostas Fanti.
Sweden (coordinator; Henrik Andershed)
Henrik Andershed, Phd, Professor, Örebro University, CAPS (www.oru.se/jps/caps) - Developer of the CPTI and main coordinator of the CPTI-network. E-mail: . Other CPTI network members in Sweden: Anna-Karin Andershed, Associate Professor, Örebro University, CAPS; . Louise Frogner, PhD student, Örebro University, CAPS; . Olivier F. Colins, Phd (also The Netherlands and Belgium coordinator - see below).
Description of Swedish data: CPTI included in a prospective longitudinal study (the SOFIA study) of appr. 2000 children starting at age 3. Three annual waves of data have been collected. Several studies now under preparation focused on CPTI. PIs: Henrik Andershed & Anna-Karin Andershed.
Australia (coordinator; Eva Kimonis)
Eva Kimonis, PhD, Senior lecturer, School of psychology,The University of New South Wales, Australia. www.conductproblems.com. E-mail: .
Description of Australian data: Data collection forthcoming.
Croatia (coordinator; Silvija Rucevic)
Silvija Rucevic, PhD, Assistant professor, Univerity Of J. J. Strossmayer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia. E-mail:
Description of Croatian data: Translation of CPTI to Croatian and planning of data collection currently.
Cyprus (coordinator; Kostas Fanti)
Kostas Fanti, PhD Assistant Professor, University of Cyprus. E-mail: . Other CPTI network members in Cyprus: PhD students; Chara Demetriou, Maria-Zoe Hadjicharalambous, Melina Kyranides.
Description of Cypriotic data: CPTI translated and data gathered. Analyses and write-up September 2015 ->.
England (coordinator; Luna M Centifanti)
Luna M Centifanti, Phd, Durham University, England. E-mail: .
Description of England data: Data collection in England is onging.
The Netherlands and Belgium (coordinator; Olivier F. Colins)
Olivier F. Colins, Phd, CURIUM, Leiden University. The Netherlands and Belgium coordinator. E-mail: . Other members of the CPTI network in The Netherlands and Belgium; Violaine Veen, PhD. Leiden University; . Patricia Bijttebier, Phd, professor, Leuven University; .
Description of Dutch data (Violaine Veen): CPTI translated, data gathered, one paper "under review".
Germany (coordinator; Denis Köhler)
Denis Köhler, Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych., FH-Düsseldorf/ University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf. E-mail: .
Description of German data: Translation of CPTI done - data collection is ongoing.
Italy (coordinator; Andrea Fossati)
Andrea Fossati, PhD, Professor, Lumsa Universita, Rome, Italy. Italian coordinator. E-mail:
Description of Italian data: CPTI translated, data gathered, one paper "under review".
Lithuania (coordinator; Rita Žukauskienė)
Rita Žukauskienė, Phd, Professor, Mykolas Romeris University. E-mail: .
Description of Lithuanian data: Translation of CPTI to lithuanian and planning of data collection currently.
Christopher J. Patrick, PhD, Professor. Florida State University, Dept. of psychology. E-mail: .
Description of U.S data: Data collection forthcoming.
Spain (coordinator; Izaskun Orue)
Izaskun Orue, PhD, Dpto. de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento psicológico, Universidad de Deusto. E-mail: .
Laura Lopez-Romero, Phd candidate. E-mail: . Dr. Estrella Romero, Phd, Professor. Both at; Facultad de Psicología - Campus Vida - Dpto. de Psicología Clínica y Psicobiología, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Beatriz Molinuevo Alonso, Phd, Dpt. Psiquiatria i Medicina Legal, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. E-mail: .
Description of Spanish data: CPTI translated to spanish and data gathered at three different sites in Spain. Analyses and write-up september 2015 ->.
Are you interested in becoming a partner and/or have you already collected CPTI data and now want to be a part of the network? Please contact Henrik Andershed;
References (publications using the CPTI)
Colins, O. F., Andershed, H., Frogner, L., Lopez-Romero, L., Veen, V., & Andershed, A-K., et al. (2014). A New Measure to Assess Psychopathic Personality in Children: The Child Problematic Traits Inventory. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. FULL TEXT.