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Antisocial Process Screening Device

Paul J. Frick, Ph.D.
Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.


The Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD™) assessment detects antisocial processes in youth agess 6 through 13 years so that preventative measures can be taken before tendencies lead to crime and other destructive behaviors. Based on the highly popular Hare PCL–R™ assessment, the APSD screens for Antisocial Personality Disorder and psychopathy.

The child is rated on a dimensional scale that probes the characteristic psychopathic pattern of interpersonal, affective, and behavioral symptoms. In addition to the parent (APSD–P) and teacher (APSD–T) forms, a combined form (APSD–C) allows you to integrate and reconcile the responses of multiple informants.

How to Use the Assessment
Parents and teachers rate the child on a dimensional scale that probes interpersonal, affective, and behavioral traits. The normative-based APSD–Combined form (APSD–C) allows you to integrate and reconcile responses from parents and teachers after they have completed the APSD–Parent (APSD–P) and the APSD–Teacher (APSD–T) forms. Each form takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
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Scales & Forms

  • Response Times
  • Change in Reaction Time Speed and Consistency
  • Signal Detection Theory Statistics
  • Overall Statistics (Confidence Index and Overall Index)
  • Ommission Errors
  • Commission Errors
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Author Paul J. Frick, Ph.D. & Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.

Age Range 6 to 13 years

Administration Time 40 minutes–2 hours

Administration Type Clinician-administered

Qualification Level B