Donald Lynam

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:

Seibert, L.A., Miller, J.D., Pryor, L.R., Zeichner, A., & Lynam, D.R. (2011). 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, 2, 193-208.

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.

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.

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, 39, 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.

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.

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. (2012). An expert consensus approach to relating the proposed DSM-5 types and traits. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3, 1-16.

Miller, J.D. & Lynam, D.R. (2012). An examination of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory’s nomological network: A meta-analytic review. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3, 305-326.

Samuel, D. B., Miller, J. D., Widiger, T. A., Lynam, D. R., Pilkonis, P. A., & Ball, S. A. (2012). Conceptual Changes to the Definition of Borderline Personality Disorder Proposed for DSM-5. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 467-476.

Vachon, D.D., Lynam, D.R., Loeber, R., & Stouthamer-Loeber, M. (2012). Generalizing the nomological network of psychopathy across populations differing on race and conviction status. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 263-269.

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.

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

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.

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028583.

Kaiser , A., Milich, R., Lynam, D.R., & Charnigo, R.J. (2012). Negative Urgency, Distress Tolerance, and Substance Abuse Among College Students. 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 five-factor 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.

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

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.

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.

Lynam, D.R. (2013). Using the Five Factor Model to assess disordered personality. In T. A. Widiger & P.T. Costa (Eds.), Personality Disorders and the Five Factor Model of Personality (3rd ed; pp. 269-282). Washington, DC: APA.

Derefinko, K. & Lynam, D.R.  (2013). Psychopathy from the perspective of the Five Factor Model of personality. In T. A. Widiger & P.T. Costa (Eds.), Personality Disorders and the Five Factor Model of Personality (3rd ed; pp. 103-117). Washington, DC: APA.

Vachon, D.D, Lynam, D.R., Widiger, T.A., Miller, J.D., McCrae, R.R., & Costa, P.T. (2013). Basic traits predict the prevalence of personality disorder across the lifespan: The example of psychopathy. Psychological Science, 24, 698-705.

Few, L.R., Miller, J.D., & Lynam, D.R. (2013). An examination of the factor structure of the Elemental Psychopathy Assessment. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 4, 247-253.

Miller, J.D., & Lynam, D.R. (2013). Missed opportunities in the DSM-5 section III personality disorder model. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 4, 365-366.

Kern, M.L., Duckworth, A.L., Urzua, S., Loeber, R., Stouthamer-Loeber, M., & Lynam, D.R. (2013). Do as you’re told! Facets of agreeableness and early adult outcomes for inner-city boys. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 795-799.

Adams, Z.W., Milich, R., Lynam D.R., Charnigo, R.J. (2013). Interactive effects of drinking history and impulsivity on college drinking. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2860-2867.

Lynam, D.R., Sherman, E., Samuel, D.B., Miller, J.D., Few, L. & Widiger, T.A. (2013). Development of a short form of the elemental psychopathy assessment. Assessment, 20, 659-669.

Vachon, D.D., Lynam, D.R., & Johnson, J. (2014). The (non)relation between empathy and aggression: Surprising results from a meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin. 140, 751-773. 

Sherman, E.D., Lynam, D.R., and Heyde, B. (2014). Agreeableness Accounts for the Factor Structure of the Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory. Journal of Personality Disorders, 28, 262-280.

Roberts, W., Peters, J.R., Adams, Z.W., Lynam, D.R., & Milich, R. (2014). Identifying the facets of impulsivity that explain the relation between ADHD symptoms and substance use in a nonclinical sample. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 1272-1277.

Maples, J., Miller, J. D., Fortune, E., MacKillop, J., Campbell, W. K., Lynam, D. R., Lance, C., & Goodie, A. S. (2014). An examination of the correlates of fearless dominance and self-centered impulsivity among high frequency gamblers. Journal of Personality Disorders, 28, 379-393.

Miller, J. D., McCain, J., Lynam, D. R., Few, L. R., Gentile, B., MacKillop, J., & Campbell, W. K. (2014). A comparison of the criterion validity of popular measures of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder via the use of expert ratings. Psychological Assessment, 26, 958-969.

Derefinko, K.J., Peters, J.R., Eisenlohr-Moul, T.A., Walsh, E.C., Adams, Z.W., & Lynam, D.R. (2014). Relations between trait impulsivity, behavioral impulsivity, physiological arousal, and risky sexual behavior among young men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43, 1149-1158.

Few, L. R., Lynam, D. R., Maples, J. L., MacKillop, J., & Miller, J. D. (2015). Comparing the utility of DSM-5 section II and III antisocial personality disorder diagnostic approaches for capturing psychopathic traits.  Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 6, 64-74.

Miller, J. D., Few, L. R., Lynam, D. R., & MacKillop, J. (2015). Pathological personality traits can capture DSM-IV personality disorder types. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 6, 32-40.

Joseph, J., Zhu, X., Corbly, C.R., DeSantis, S., Lee, D.C., Baik, G., Kier, S., Jiang, Y., Lynam, D.R., & Kelly, T.H. (2015).  Influence of neurobehavioral incentive valence and magnitude on alcohol drinking behavior. Neuroimage, 104, 373-385.

Miller, J. D. & Lynam, D. R. (2015) Using self and informant-reports in the assessment of personality pathology in clinical settings – an easy and effective 1-2 combination.  Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 22, 20-24.

Jones, S., Lynam, D.R., & Piquero, A. (2015).  Substance use, personality, and inhibitors: Testing Hirschi’s predictions about the reconceptualization of self-control. Crime & Delinquency, 61, 538-558.

Miller, J. D., & Lynam, D. R. (2015). Understanding psychopathy using the basic elements of personality. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 9, 223-237.

Lee, D.C., Peters, J.R., Adams, Z.W., Milich, R., & Lynam, D.R. (2015). Specific dimensions of impulsivity are differentially associated with daily and non-daily cigarette smoking in young adults. Addictive Behaviors, 46, 82-85.

Sherman, E.D., Miller, J.D., Few. L.R., Campbell, W.K., Widiger, T.A., Crego, C., & Lynam, D.R. (2015). Development of a short form of the Five Factor Narcissism Inventory: The FFNI-SF. Psychological Assessment, 27, 1110-1116.

Few, L.R., Lynam, D.R., & Miller, J.D. (2015). Impulsivity-related traits and their relation to DSM-5 Section II and III personality disorders. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 6, 261-266.

Chester, D., DeWall, C.N., Derefinko, K., Estus, S., Peters, J., Lynam, D., & Jiang, Y. (2015). Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) genotype predicts greater aggression through impulsive reactivity to negative affect. Behavioural Brain Research, 283, 97-101.

Lynam, D.R. & Miller, J.D. (2015). Psychopathy from a basic trait perspective: The utility of a five-factor model approach. Journal of Personality, 83, 611-626.

Miller, J.D. & Lynam, D.R. (2015). Psychopathy and personality: Advances and debates. Journal of Personality, 83, 585-592.

Maples, J.L., Carter, N.T., Few, L.R, Crego, C., Gore, W.L., Samuel, D.B., Williamson, R.L., Lynam, D.R., Widiger, T.A., Markon, K.E., Krueger, R.F., & Miller, J.D. (2015). Testing whether the DSM-5 personality disorder trait model can be measured with a reduced set of items:  An item response theory investigation of the Personality Inventory for DSM-5. Psychological Assessment, 27, 1195-1210.

Miller, J. D., Lynam, D. R., & Campbell, W. K. (2016). Measures of narcissism and their relations to DSM-5 pathological traits: a critical re-appraisal. Assessment, 23, 3-9.

Miller, J.D., Lynam, D.R., & Campbell, W.K. (2016). Rejoinder: A construct validity approach to the assessment of narcissism. Assessment, 18-22.

Joseph, J., Zhu, X., Lynam, D., & Kelly, T.H. (2016). Modulation of meso-limbic reward processing by motivational tendencies in young adolescents and adults. Neuroimage, 129, 40-54.

Miller, J. D., Lynam, D. R., McCain, J. L., Few, L. R., Crego, C., Widiger, T. A., & Campbell, W. K. (2016). Thinking structurally: A test of the factor structure of the Five-Factor Narcissism Inventory. Journal of Personality Disorders, 30, 1-18.

Sperry, S.H., Lynam, D.R., Walsh, M.A., Horton, L.E., & Kwapil, T.R. (2016). Examining the multidimensional structure of impulsivity in daily life. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, 153-158.

Vachon, D.D., & Lynam, D.R. (2016). Fixing the problem with empathy: Development and validation of the Affective and Cognitive Measure of Empathy (ACME). Assessment, 23, 135-149.

Vize, C.E., Lynam, D.R., Lamkin, J., Miller, J.D., & Pardini, D. (2016). Identifying essential features of juvenile psychopathy in the prediction of later antisocial behavior: Is there an additive, synergistic, or curvilinear role for fearless dominance? Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 572-590.

Kaiser, A., Bonsu, J.A., Charnigo, R.J., Milich, R., & Lynam, D.R. (2016). Impulsive personality and alcohol use: Bidirectional relations over one year. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 473-482.

Miller, J. D., Maples, J. L., & Lynam, D. R. (2016). An examination of the three components of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory: Profile comparisons and tests of moderation. Psychological Assessment, 28, 692-701.

DeShong, H. L., Mullins-Sweatt, S. N., Miller, J. D., Widiger, T. A., & Lynam, D. R. (2016). Development of a short form of the Five Factor Borderline Inventory. Assessment, 23, 342-352.

Chester, D., Lynam, D.R., Milich, R., & DeWall, C.N. (2016). Craving versus control: Negative Urgency and neural correlates of alcohol cue reactivity. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 163, S25-S28.

Derefinko, K.J., Eisenlohr-Moul, T.A., Peters, J., Roberts, W., Walsh, E.C., Milich, R., & Lynam, D.R. (2016). Physiological response to reward and extinction predicts alcohol, marijuana, and cigarette use two years later. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 163, S29-S36.

Chester, D., Lynam, D., Milich, R., Powell, D., Andersen, A., & DeWall, C.N. (2016). How do negative emotions impair self-control? A neural model of negative urgency. Neuroimage, 132, 43-50.

Chester, D., Lynam, D., Powell, D., & DeWall, C.N. (2016). Narcissism is associated with weakened frontostriatal connectivity: A DTI study. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 1036-1040.

Chester, D., DeWall, C.N., Derefinko, K., Estus, S., Lynam, D.R., Peters, J., & Jiang, Y. (2016). Looking for reward in all the wrong places: Dopamine receptor gene polymorphisms indirectly affect aggression through sensation-seeking. Social Neuroscience, 11, 487-494.

Miller, J. D., Lynam, D. R., & Campbell, W. K. (2016). Measures of narcissism and their relations to DSM-5 pathological traits: a critical re-appraisal. Assessment, 23, 3-9. 

Miller, J.D., Lynam, D.R., & Campbell, W.K. (2016). Rejoinder: A construct validity approach to the assessment of narcissism. Assessment, 18-22

Joseph, J., Zhu, X., Lynam, D., & Kelly, T.H. (2016). Modulation of meso-limbic reward processing by motivational tendencies in young adolescents and adults. Neuroimage, 129, 40-54. 

Miller, J. D., Lynam, D. R., McCain, J. L., Few, L. R., Crego, C., Widiger, T. A., & Campbell, W. K. (2016). Thinking structurally: A test of the factor structure of the Five-Factor Narcissism Inventory. Journal of Personality Disorders, 30, 1-18. 

Sperry, S.H., Lynam, D.R., Walsh, M.A., Horton, L.E., & Kwapil, T.R. (2016). Examining the multidimensional structure of impulsivity in daily life. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, 153-158. 

Vachon, D.D., & Lynam, D.R. (2016). Fixing the problem with empathy: Development and validation of the Affective and Cognitive Measure of Empathy (ACME). Assessment, 23, 135-149.

Vize, C.E., Lynam, D.R., Lamkin, J., Miller, J.D., & Pardini, D. (2016). Identifying essential features of juvenile psychopathy in the prediction of later antisocial behavior: Is there an additive, synergistic, or curvilinear role for fearless dominance? Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 572-590. 

Kaiser, A., Bonsu, J.A., Charnigo, R.J., Milich, R., & Lynam, D.R. (2016). Impulsive personality and alcohol use: Bidirectional relations over one year. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 473-482

Miller, J. D., Maples, J. L., & Lynam, D. R. (2016). An examination of the three components of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory: Profile comparisons and tests of moderation. Psychological Assessment, 28, 692-701. 

DeShong, H. L., Mullins-Sweatt, S. N., Miller, J. D., Widiger, T. A., & Lynam, D. R. (2016). Development of a short form of the Five Factor Borderline Inventory. Assessment, 23, 342-352. 

Chester, D., Lynam, D.R., Milich, R., & DeWall, C.N. (2016). Craving versus control: Negative Urgency and neural correlates of alcohol cue reactivity. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 163, S25-S28. 

Derefinko, K.J., Eisenlohr-Moul, T.A., Peters, J., Roberts, W., Walsh, E.C., Milich, R., & Lynam, D.R. (2016). Physiological response to reward and extinction predicts alcohol, marijuana, and cigarette use two years later. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 163, S29-S36. 

Chester, D., Lynam, D., Milich, R., Powell, D., Andersen, A., & DeWall, C.N. (2016). How do negative emotions impair self-control? A neural model of negative urgency. Neuroimage, 132, 43-50.

Chester, D., Lynam, D., Powell, D., & DeWall, C.N. (2016). Narcissism is associated with weakened frontostriatal connectivity: A DTI study. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 1036-1040. 

Chester, D., DeWall, C.N., Derefinko, K., Estus, S., Lynam, D.R., Peters, J., & Jiang, Y. (2016). Looking for reward in all the wrong places: Dopamine receptor gene polymorphisms indirectly affect aggression through sensation-seeking. Social Neuroscience, 11, 487-494. 

Collison, K.L., Miller, J.D., Gaughan, E.T., Widiger, T.A., & Lynam, D.R. (2016). Development and validation of the super-short form of the Elemental Psychopathy Assessment. Journal of Criminal Justice, 47, 143-150. 

Novak, B.K., Novak, K.D., Lynam, D.R., & Foti, D. (2016). Individual differences in the time course of reward processing: Stage-specific links with depression and impulsivity. Biological Psychology, 119, 79-90. 

Miller, J.D., Lamkin, J., Mapless-Keller, J.L., & Lynam, D.R. (2016). Viewing the Triarchic Model of Psychopathy through general personality and expert-based lenses. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 7, 247-258. 

Derefinko, K.J., Charnigo, R.J., Peters, J.R., Adams, Z.W., Milich, R, & Lynam, D.R.  (2016). Substance use trajectories from early adolescence through the transition to college. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 924-935.

Donald Lynam

Distinguished Professor, Clinical Psychology

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