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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Donald LynamDonald Lynam

Professor and Director of Clinical Training

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 1138B

E-mail: dlynam@psych.purdue.edu
Telephone: (765) 496-9025
Website: http://www.psych.purdue.edu/~dlynam


Degree: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1995

Research Interests:

My research investigates the contribution of individual differences to deviance (e.g., antisocial behavior, substance use, and risky sexual behavior) and psychopathology across the lifecourse.

Recent Publications:

Joseph, J., Liu, X., Jiang, Y., Lynam, D., & Kelly, T. (2009). Neural correlates of emotional reactivity in sensation seeking. Psychological Science, 20, 215-223.

Lynam, D. R., Miller, D.J., Vachon, D. D., Loeber, R., & Stouthamer-Loeber, M. (2009). Psychopathy in adolescence predicts official reports of offending in adulthood. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 7, 189-207.

Jones, S., & Lynam, D. R. (2009). In the eye of the impulsive beholder: The independent and interactive influences of impulsivity and perceived informal social control on offending behavior. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36, 307-321.

Jiang, Y., Lianekhammy, J., Lawson, A., Guo, C., Lynam, D., Joseph, J. E., Gold, B. T., & Kelly, T. H. (2009). Brain responses to repeated visual experience among low and high sensation seekers: Role of boredom susceptibility. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 173, 100-106.

Gaughan, E. T., Miller, J. D., Pryor, L. R. & Lynam, D. R. (2009). Comparing two alternative measures of general personality in the assessment of psychopathy: A test of the NEO PI-R and the MPQ. Journal of Personality, 77, 965-996.

Lynam, D. R., Charnigo, R., Moffitt, T. E., Raine, A., Loeber, R. & Stouthamer-Loeber, M. (2009). The stability of psychopathy across adolescence. Development & Psychopathology, 21, 1133-1153.

Miller, D. J., Vachon, D. D., & Lynam, D. R. (2009). Neuroticism, negative affect, and negative affect instability:  Establishing convergent and discriminant validity using ecological momentary assessment. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 873-877.

Wirth, J., Lynam, D.R., & Williams, K. (2010). When social pain isn’t automatic: Personality disorder traits buffer ostracism’s immediate negative impact. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 397-401.

Miller, D.J., Derefinko, K.J., Lynam, D.R., & Milich, R. (2010). Impulsivity and attention deficit-hyperactivity Disorder: Subtype classification using the UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale. Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 323-332.

Seibert, L.A., Miller, J.D., Pryor, L.R., Zeichner, A., & Lynam, D.R. (2010, November 15). An examination of the structure of self-report psychopathy measures and their relations with general traits and externalizing behaviors. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0019232

Salekin, R.D., & Lynam, D.R. (Eds.) (2010). Handbook of child and adolescent psychopathy. New York: Guilford.

Salekin, R.D., & Lynam, D.R. (2010). Child and adolescent psychopathy: An introduction. In R.D. Salekin, & D.R. Lynam (Eds.), Handbook of child and adolescent psychopathy (pp. 1-14). New York: Guilford.

Salekin, R.D. & Lynam, D.R. (2010). Child and adolescent psychopathy: the road ahead. In R.D. Salekin, & D.R. Lynam (Eds.), Handbook of child and adolescent psychopathy (pp. 401-420). New York: Guilford.

Lynam, D.R. (2010). Child and adolescent psychopathy and personality. In R.D. Salekin, & D.R. Lynam (Eds.), Handbook of child and adolescent psychopathy (pp. 179-201). New York: Guilford.

Lynam, D. R., Gaughan, E. T., Miller, J. D., Miller, D. J., Mullins-Sweatt, S., & Widiger, T. A. (2011). Assessing the basic traits associated with psychopathy: Development and validation of the Elemental Psychopathy Assessment. Psychological Assessment, 23, 108-124.

Lynam, D. R., Miller, J. D., Miller, D. J., Bornovalova, M. A., & Lejuez, C. W. (2011). Testing the relations between impulsivity-related traits, suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury: A test of the incremental validity of the UPPS model. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2, 151-160.

Derefinko, K., DeWall, C. N., Metze, A. V., Walsh, E. C., & Lynam, D. R. (2011). Do different facets of impulsivity predict different types of aggression? Aggressive Behavior, 37, 223-233.

Miller, J. D., Gaughan, E. T., Maples, J., Gentile, B., Lynam, D. R., & Widiger, T. A. (2011). Examining the construct validity of the Elemental Psychopathy Assessment. Assessment, 18, 106-114.

Bezdjian, S., Raine, A., Baker, L. A., & Lynam, D. R. (2011). Psychopathic personality in children: Genetic and environmental contributions. Psychological Medicine, 41, 589-600.  

Miller, J. D., Jones, S., & Lynam, D. R. (2011). Psychopathic traits from the perspective of self- and informant-reports: Is there evidence for a lack of insight? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 758-764.  

Charnigo, R., Kryscio, R., Bardo, M. T., Lynam, D., & Zimmerman, R. S. (2011). Joint modeling of longitudinal data in multiple behavioral change. Evaluation & the Health Professions, 34, 181-200.

Duckworth, A.L., Quinn, P. D., Lynam, D. R., Loeber, R., & Stouthmaer-Loeber, M. (2011). The role of test motivation in intelligence testing. Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, 108, 7716-7720.

Jones, S. E., Miller, J. D., & Lynam, D. R. (2011). Personality, antisocial behavior, and aggression: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Criminal Justice, 2011, 329-337.

Wilson, L., Miller, J. D., Zeichner, A., Lynam, D. R.,  & Widiger, T. A. (2011). An examination of the validity of the Elemental Psychopathy Assessment: Relations with other psychopathy measures, aggression, and externalizing behaviors. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33, 315-322.

Edmundson, M., Lynam, D. R., Miller, J. D., Gore, W. L., & Widiger, T. A. (2011). A five factor measure of schizotypal personality traits. Assessment, 18, 321-334.

Samuel, D.B., Lynam, D. R., Widiger, T.A., & Ball, S.A. (2011, July 4). An expert consensus approach to relating the proposed DSM-5 types and traits. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0023787.

Miller, J. D. & Lynam, D. R. (2011, August 8). An examination of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory’s nomological network: A meta-analytic review. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0024567

Vachon, D.D., Lynam, D.R., Loeber, R., & Stouthamer-Loeber, M. (2001, August 15). Generalizing the nomological network of psychopathy across populations differing on race and conviction status. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0024683.

Samuel, D. B., Miller, J. D., Widiger, T. A., Lynam, D. R., Pilkonis, P. A., & Ball, S. A. (2011, August 29). Conceptual Changes to the Definition of Borderline Personality Disorder Proposed for DSM-5. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0025285.

Lynam, D. R. (2011). Impulsivity and deviance. In M. T. Bardo, D. Fishbein & R. Milich (Eds.), Inhibitory control and drug abuse prevention: From research to translation (pp. 145-160). Springer, New York, NY.

Lynam, D. R. (2011). Psychopathy and narcissism. In W. K. Campbell & J. D. Miller (Eds.), Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments (pp. 272-282). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Lynam, D.R. & Miller, J.D. (2012). Fearless dominance and psychopathy: Response to Lilienfeld et al. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3, 341- 353.

Adams, Z.W., Kaiser, A.J., Lynam, D.R., Charnigo, R.J., & Milich, R. (2012). Drinking motives as mediators of the impulsivity-substance use relation: Pathways for negative urgency, lack of premeditation, and sensation seeking. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 848-855.

Gaughan, E.T., Miller, J.D., & Lynam, D.R. (2012). Examining the utility of general models of personality in the study of psychopathy: A comparison of the HEXACO-PI-R and NEO PI-R. Journal of Personality Disorders, 26, 513-523.

Miller, J. D., Price, J., Gentile, B., Lynam, D. R., & Campbell, W. K. (2012). Grandiose and vulnerable narcissism from the perspective of the interpersonal circumplex. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 507-512.

Eisenlohr-Moul, T., Walsh, E., Charnigo, R., Lynam, D.R., & Baer, R.A. (2012). The“what” and the “how” of dispositional mindfulness: Using interactions among subscales of the Five-Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire to understand its relation to substance use. Assessment, 19, 276-86. doi: 10.1177/1073191112446658.

Miller, J. D., Few, L. R., Seibert, L. A. Watts, A., Zeichner, A., & Lynam, D. R. (2012). An examination of the Dirty Dozen measure of psychopathy: A cautionary tale about the costs of brief measures. Psychological Assessment, 24, 1048-1053.

Kaiser , A., Milich, R., Lynam, D.R., & Charnigo, R.J. (2012). Negative urgency, distress tolerance, and substance abuse among college students addictive behaviors. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 1075-83. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.04.017

Widiger, T.A., Lynam, D.R., Miller, J.D., & Oltmanns, T.F. (2012). Measures to assess maladaptive variants of the five-factor model. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 450-455. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2012.677887.

Samuel, D.B., Riddell, A.B.D., Lynam, D.R., Miller, J.D., & Widiger, T.A. (2012). A fivefactor measure of obsessive-compulsive personality traits. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 456-465. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2012.677885.

Lynam, D.R., Loehr, A., Miller, J.D., & Widiger, T.A. (2012). A five-factor measure of avoidant personality: The FFAvA. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 466- 474. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2012.677886.

Mullins-Sweatt, S. N., Edmundson, M. E., Sauer, S. E., Lynam, D. R., Miller, J. D.,& Widiger, T. A. (2012). Five-factor measure of borderline personality disorder. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 475-487. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2012.672504.

Gore, W. L., Presnall, J. R., Miller, J. D., Lynam, D. R., & Widiger, T. A. (2012). A five factor measure of dependent personality traits. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 488-499. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2012.670681.

Glover, N., Miller, J. D., Lynam, D. R., Crego, C., & Widiger, T. A. (2012). The five-factor narcissism inventory: A five factor measure of narcissistic personality traits. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 500-512. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2012.670680.

Lynam, D.R., & Vachon, D.D. (2012). Antisocial personality disorder in DSM-5: Missteps and missed opportunities. Personality Disorder: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3, 483-495.

Loeber, R., Menting, B., Lynam, D., Moffitt, T., Stouthamer-Loeber, M., Stallings, R., Farrington, D., & Pardini, D. (2012). Findings From the Pittsburgh Youth Study: Cognitive impulsivity and intelligence as predictors of the age-crime curve. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51, 1136- 1149.

Collins, H.R., Corbly, C.R., Liu, X., Kelly, T.H., Lynam, D.R. & Joseph, J.E. (2012). Too little, too late or too much, too early? Differential hemodynamics of response inhibition in high and low sensation seekers. Brain Research, 1481, 1-12.

Lynam, D.R. (2012). Assessment of maladaptive variants of five factor model traits. Journal of Personality, 80, 1593-1614.

Johnson, J.A., Miller, M.L., Lynam, D.R., South, S.C. (2012). Five-factor model facets differentially predict in-the-moment affect and cognitions. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 752-759.

Tomiatti, M., Gore, W. L., Lynam, D. R., Miller, J. D., & Widiger, T. A. (2012). A fivefactor measure of histrionic personality traits. In Alexandra M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research (Vol. 87, pp. 113-138). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.