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2015

Bard College

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Game And Train: A Targeted Game-Based Mobile Intervention For The Treatment Of Incarcerated Psychopathic Offenders, Sydney Lauren Abualy Jan 2015

Game And Train: A Targeted Game-Based Mobile Intervention For The Treatment Of Incarcerated Psychopathic Offenders, Sydney Lauren Abualy

Senior Projects Spring 2015

The treatment of psychopathic offenders has been a neglected topic in the clinical field. Most interventions available have failed to address core psychopathic traits and instead, use generalized treatments that solely target criminal risk reduction. These current treatments have been shown to yield unsuccessful results related to behavior change and lead to recidivism. The proposed intervention, Game and Train, acts as a response to the inadequate treatments currently available. Two hundred male incarcerated psychopathic offenders will be recruited and asked to participate in an intensive 6-week intervention, Game and Train, that will be accessed via a smart mobile device. The ...