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Protocol - Lack of Prosocial Emotions - Children - Teacher-report Version

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Protocol Name from Source:

Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits (ICU)

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

The Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits (ICU) Teacher Report version is a 24-item, self-administered questionnaire that includes three subscales: callousness, uncaring, and unemotional. Each item is rated on a 4-point Likert scale: 0 = not at all true; 1 = somewhat true; 2 = very true; 3 = definitely true. Items are added together to give a total score, with higher scores indicating a greater degree of callous-unemotional traits.

Protocol:

Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits (ICU)

Teacher Version

Instructions: Please read each statement and decide how well it describes the student. Mark your answer by circling the appropriate number (0-3) for each statement. Do not leave any statement unrated.

Not at all true

Somewhat true

Very true

Definitely true

1. Expresses his/her feelings openly.

0

1

2

3

2. Does not seem to know “right” from “wrong.”

0

1

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3

3. Is concerned about schoolwork.

0

1

2

3

4. Does not care who he/she hurts to get what he/she wants.

0

1

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3

5. Feels bad or guilty when he/she has done something wrong.

0

1

2

3

6. Does not show emotions.

0

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2

3

7. Does not care about being on time.

0

1

2

3

8. Is concerned about the feelings of others.

0

1

2

3

9. Does not care if he/she is in trouble.

0

1

2

3

10. Does not let feelings control him/her.

0

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11. Does not care about doing things well.

0

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12. Seems very cold and uncaring.

0

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13. Easily admits to being wrong.

0

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14. It is easy to tell how he/she is feeling.

0

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15. Always tries his/her best.

0

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16. Apologizes (“says he/she is sorry”) to persons he/she has hurt.

0

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17. Tries not to hurt others’ feelings.

0

1

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18. Shows no remorse when he/she has done something wrong.

0

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3

19. Is very expressive and emotional.

0

1

2

3

20. Does not like to put the time into doing things well.

0

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21. The feelings of others are unimportant to him/her.

0

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22. Hides his/her feelings from others.

0

1

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3

23. Works hard on everything.

0

1

2

3

24. Does things to make others feel good.

0

1

2

3

Scoring:

The following 12 items are positively worded and are reverse-scored: 1, 3, 5, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 23, and 24. All items are added together to give a total score, with higher scores indicating a greater degree of callous-unemotional traits.

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Child, Adolescent

Specific Instructions:

None

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

November 28, 2017

Definition

This is a questionnaire to assess psychopathy-related constructs (psychopathic personality). Individuals high in psychopathy-related constructs are socially facile but emotionally insensitive, egocentric, lacking in affection or concern for others, deceitful and manipulative, forceful and aggressive, venturesome, impulsive, and irresponsible (APA, 2000; Hare, 2003; Lilienfeld & Andrews, 1996; Patrick, Fowles, & Krueger, 2009).

Purpose

This measure can be used to screen individuals from the general population for the presence of psychopathy-related constructs. These characteristically entails antisocial or rule-breaking behavior, co-occurs frequently with substance abuse, and is common in incarcerated populations (APA, 2000; Hare, 2003).

Selection Rationale

The Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits (ICU) is a brief, validated, well-established, self-administered questionnaire that is easy to implement and score.

Language

English

Standards

StandardNameIDSource

Process and Review

[link[phenx.org/node/103|Expert Review Panel 4]] (ERP 4) reviewed the measures in the Neurology, Psychiatric, and Psychosocial domains.

Guidance from ERP 4 included the following:

· Added new protocol

· Created new data dictionary

Source

The Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits (ICU) is a copyrighted instrument that is available for download from Paul J. Frick’s page on the University of New Orleans website:

http://labs.uno.edu/developmental-psychopathology/ICU.html

General References

American Psychiatric Association (APA). (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed., text rev.). Washington, DC: Author.

Ciucci, E., Baroncelli, A., Franchi, M., Golmaryami, F. N., & Frick, P. J. (2014). The association between callous-unemotional traits and behavioral and academic adjustment in children: Further validation of the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 36, 189-200.

Essau, C. A., Sasagawa, S., & Frick, P. J. (2006). Callous-unemotional traits in a community sample of adolescents. Assessment, 13, 454-469.

Kimonis, E. R., Frick, P. J., Skeem, J., Marsee, M. A., Cruise, K., Munoz, L. C., Aucoin, K. J., & Morris, A. S. (2008). Assessing callous-unemotional traits in adolescent offenders: Validation of the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits. Journal of the International Association of Psychiatry and Law, 31, 241-251.

Roose, A., Bijttbier, P., Decoene, S., Claes, L., & Frick, P. J. (2010). Assessing the affective features of psychopathy in adolescence: A further validation of the Inventory of Callous and Unemotional Traits. Assessment, 17, 44-57.

Protocol ID:

121605

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