Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters:

In press

  • Alfano, C.A., Reddy, R., Reynolds, K.C, Pane, H., Reuter, T., & Sharp, C. (in press). Poor sleep quality is associated with decreased emotional arousal in healthy girls. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology.

  • Babcock, J.C., Sharp, C., Tharp, A.L.T., Heppner, W., & Stanford, M.S. (in press). Similarities and Differences in Impulsive/Premeditated and Reactive/Proactive Bimodal Classifications of Aggression. Aggression and Violent Behavior. (2.446)

  • Ha, C., Balderas, J., Zanarini, M., Oldham, J. & Sharp, C. (in press). Axis I Comorbidity in Hospitalized Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. (IF: 5.799)

  • Kincaid, H., Daniels, R., Dellis, A., Hofmeyr, A., Rousseau, J., Sharp, C., & Ross, D. (in press). A taxometric analysis of problem gambling data from a South African national urban sample. Journal of Gambling Studies.

  • Marais, L., Sharp, C., Pappin, M., Skinner D., Lenka, M., & Serekoane, J. (in press). Community-based support for the mental health of orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa: A triangulation study. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies.

  • Marais, L., Sharp, C., Pappin, M., Lenka, M., Cloete, J., Skinner D., & Serekoane, J. (in press). Housing conditions and mental health of orphans in South Africa. Health and Place.

  • Serekoane, M., Sharp, C., Skinner, D., & Marais, L. (in press). Untold Stories of Fieldworkers Working Amid Adverse Conditions. Ethnographic & Qualitative Research.

  • Sharp, C., & Vanwoerden, S. (in press). The developmental building blocks of psychopathic traits: Revisiting the role for theory of mind. Journal of Personality Disorders.

  • Sharp, C., Kim, S., Herman, L., Pane, H., Reuter, T., & Strathearn, L. (in press). Major depression in mothers predicts reduced reward-related brain processing in adolescent daughters, with or without depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. (IF: 4.646)

  • Sharp, C., Michonski, J., Steinberg, L., Fowler, C., Frueh, C., & Oldham, J. (in press). An investigation of differential item functioning across gender of BPD criteria. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

  • Subica, A., Fowler, C., Elhai, J.D., Frueh, B.C., Sharp, C., Kelly, E., & Allen, J.G. (in press). Psychometric Characteristics of the Beck Depression Inventory–II with Adult Clinical Inpatients. Psychological Assessment. (IF: 2.994)

  • Venta A., Sharp, C., & Newlin, E. (in press). A descriptive study of symptom change as a function of attachment and emotion regulation in a naturalistic adolescent inpatient setting. European Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (IF: 3.699)

  • Venta, A., Mellick, W., Schatte, D., & Sharp, C. (in press). Preliminary evidence that thoughts of thwarted belongingness mediate the relation between level of attachment insecurity and depression in inpatient adolescents. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. (IF: 1.330)

2014

  • Sharp, C., Steinberg, L., Temple, J., & Newlin, E. (2014). An 11-item measure to assess borderline traits in adolescents: Refinement of the BPFSC using IRT. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment.

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  • Tackett, J.L., & Sharp, C. (2014). A Developmental Psychopathology Perspective on Personality Disorder: Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Personality Disorders, 28(1), 1-4.

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  • Venta, A., & Sharp, C. (2014). Attachment Organization in Suicide Prevention Research: Preliminary Findings and Future Directions in a Sample of Inpatient Adolescents. Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.

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  • Venta, A. Schmuli-Goetz, Y., & Sharp, C. (2014). Assessing Attachment in Adolescence: A psychometric study of the Child Attachment Interview. Psychological Assessment. (IF:2.994)

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2013

  • Dellis, A., Sharp, C., Hofmeyr, A., Spurrett, D., & Ross, D. (2013). Gambling Participation and Problem Gambling Severity among Rural and Peri-Urban Poor South African Adults in KwaZulu-Natal South African Journal of Psychology.

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  • Ha, C., Sharp, C., Ensink, K., Fonagy, P., & Cirino, P. (2013). The measurement of reflective function in adolescents with and without borderline traits. Journal of Adolescence (36), 1215-1223.

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  • Kim, S., Sharp, C. & Carbonne, C. (2013). The protective role of attachment security for adolescent borderline personality disorder features via enhanced positive emotion regulation strategies. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment.

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  • Meier, S., Sharp, C., Michonski, J., Babcock, J., & Fitzgerald, K. (2013). Romantic relationships of female-to-male trans men. International Journal of Transgenderism, 14, 75-85.

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  • Michonski, J.D.M., Sharp, C., Steinberg, L., & Zanarini, M. (2013). An Item Response Theory analysis of the borderline personality disorder criteria in a population-based sample of 11 to 12-year-old children. Journal of Personality Disorders: Theory, research and treatment.

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  • Noblin, L., Venta, A., & Sharp, C. (2013). Validity of the MSI-BPD among Inpatient Adolescents. Assessment. (IF: 2.014) 

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  • Reddy, R., White, R., & Sharp, C. (2013). Gender as a longitudinal moderator of the relation between attributional style and the depressive symptoms over a 1-year period in pre-adolescent children. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. (IF: 0.72)

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  • Schramm, A., Venta, A., & Sharp, C. (2013). The role of experiential avoidance in the association between borderline features and emotion regulation in adolescents. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice.

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  • Sharp, C. & Sieswerda, S. (2013). The social-cognitive basis of borderline and antisocial personality disorder: Introduction. Journal of Personality Disorders.  

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  • Sharp, C., Fonagy, P., & Allen, J. (2013). Post-traumatic stress disorder: a social-cognitive perspective. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

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  • Sharp, C., Ha,C., Carbone, C., Kim, S., Perry, K., Williams, L., Fonagy, P. (2013). Hypermentalizing in adolescent inpatients: Treatment effects and association with borderline traits. Journal of Personality Disorders.

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  • Skinner, D., Sharp, C., et al. (2013). A study of descriptive data for orphans and non-orphans on key criteria of economic vulnerability in two municipalities in South Africa. Curationis 36(1), 1-8.

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  • Steinberg, L., Sharp, C., Stanford, M., & Tharp, A. (2013). New tricks for an old measure: The development of the Brief Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-Brief).Psychological Assessment.

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  • Tackett, J.L., Herzhoff, K., Reardon, K.W., De Clercq, B., Sharp, C. (2013). The externalizing spectrum in youth: Incorporating personality pathology. Journal of Adolescence.

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  • Venta, A., & Sharp, C. (2013). Extending the concurrent validity of the Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Interview to inpatient adolescents. Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.

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  • Williams, L., & Sharp, C. (2013). Borderline Personality Disorder in adolescence: The case for medium stay inpatient treatment. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 19(2), 1-12.

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2012

  • Atkinson, J., Sharp, C., Schmitz, J., & Yaroslavsky, I. (2012). Behavioral activation and inhibition, negative affect and gambling severity in a sample of young adult college students. Journal of Gambling Studies, 28(3), 437-449. DOI 10.1007/s10899-011-9273-x (IF: 1.303)

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  • Perez, J., Venta, A., Garnaat, S., & Sharp, C. (2012). The difficulties in emotion regulation scale: Factor structure and association with nonsuicidal self-injury in adolescent inpatients. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34(3). 393-404.

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  • Seals, R., Sharp, C., Ha, C, & Michonski, J. (2012). The relationship between the Youth Psychopathic traits Inventory and psychopathology in a US community sample of male youth. Journal of Personality Assessment

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  • Sharp, C., Monterosso, J., & Montague, R. (2012). Neuroeconomics: A bridge for translational research. Biological Psychiatry, 72(2), 87-92. 

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  • Sharp, C. (2012). The use of neuroeconomic games to examine social decision-making in child and adolescent externalizing disorders. Current Directions in Psychological Sciences, 21(3), 183 – 188. 

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  • Sharp, C., Green, K., Yaroslavsky, I., Venta, A., Zanarini, M.C., & Pettit, J. (2012). The incremental validity of borderline personality disorder relative to major depressive disorder for suicidal ideation and deliberate self-harm in adolescents. Journal of Personality Disorders.

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  • Sharp, C., Ha, C., Michonski, J., Venta, A., & Carbonne, C. (2012). The diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder in adolescents: Evidence in support of the CI-BPD in a sample of adolescent inpatient. Comprehensive Psychiatry

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  • Sharp, C., Steinberg, L., Yaroslavsky, I., Hofmeyr, A., Dellis, A., Kincaid, H., & Ross, D. (2012). An item response theory analysis of the Problem Gambling Severity Index.  Assessment19(2), 167-175. DOI: 10.1177/1073191111418296 (IF: 2.014)

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  • Sharp, C., & Venta, A. (2012). Mentalizing problems in children and adolescents. In. Midgley, N. and Vrouva, I. (Eds.). Minding the Child:  Mentalization-based Interventions with Children, Young People and their Families. London, UK: Routledge. 

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  • Venta, A., Ross, E., Schatte, D., & Sharp, C. (2012). Suicide Ideation and Attempt among Inpatient Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder: Frequency, Intensity, and Age of Onset. Personality and Mental Health.

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  • Venta, A., Hart, J., & Sharp, C. (in press). The relation between experiential avoidance, alexithymia and emotion regulation in inpatient adolescents. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

  • Venta, A., & Sharp, C. & Hart, J. (2012). The relation between anxiety disorder and experiential avoidance in inpatient adolescents. Psychological Assessment

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  • Venta, A., Kenkel-Mikelonis, R., & Sharp, C. (2012). A preliminary study of the relation between trauma symptoms and emerging BPD in adolescent inpatients. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.

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2011

  • Collins, P., Stein, D. J., Pretorius, A., Sinclair, H., Ross, D., Barr, G., Hofmeyr, A., Sharp, C., Spurrett, D., Rousseau, J., Ainslie, G., Dellis, A., Kincaid, H., & Bak, N. (2011). Addressing problem gambling: South Africa's National Responsible Gambling Programme. South African Medical Journal, 101(10), 722-723. (IF: 1.325)

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  • Chang, B., Sharp, C., & Ha, C. (2011). The criterion validity of the Borderline Personality Feature Scale for Children in an adolescent inpatient setting.Journal of Personality Disorders

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  • Ha, C. Sharp, C. & Goodyer, I.M. (2011). The role of child and parent mentalizing for the development of conduct problems over time. European Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 20, 291-300. 

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  • Patel, A., Sharp, C. & Fonagy, P. (2011).  Criterion validity of the MSI-BPD in a community sample of women. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment33 (3), 403-408. DOI:. 10.1007/s10862-011-9238-5 (IF: 0.906)

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  • Sharp, C., Burton, P., & Ha, C. (2011). "Better the devil you know": A preliminary study of the differential modulating effects of reputation on reward processing for boys with and without externalizing behavior problems. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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  • Sharp, C., Pane, H., Ha, C., Venta, A., Patel, A., Sturek, J., & Fonagy, P. (2011). Theory of mind and emotion regulation difficulties in adolescents with borderline traits. Journal of the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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  • Sharp, C., Fonagy, P., Ha, C. (2011). Get them before they get you: Trust, trustworthiness and social cognition in boys with and without externalizing behavior problems. Development and Psychopathology

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  • Sharp, C., Barr, G., Ross, D., Ha, C., Bhimani, R., Vuchinich, R. (2011). Social discounting in boys with and without externalizing behaviour problems.Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. 

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  • Teten, A., Sharp, C., Stanford, M.S., Lake, S.L., Raine, A., & Kent. T. (2011). Correspondence of aggressive behaviour classifications among young adults using the Impulsive Premeditated Aggression Scale and the Reactive Proactive Questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences

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2010

  • Michonski, J. & Sharp, C. (2010). Revisiting Lynam's notion of the "fledgling psychopath": are HIA-CP children truly psychopathic-like? Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health

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  • Sharp, C., Skinner, D., Motsaathebe, S., & Ross, M. (2010). A qualitative study of the cultural appropriateness of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC-IV) in South Africa. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. DOI 10.1007/s00127-010-0241-z 

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  • Sharp, C., Mosko, O., Chang, B., & Ha, C. (2010). The cross-informant concordance and concurrent validity of the Borderline Personality Features Scale for Children in a sample of male youth. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry

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  • Sharp, C. (2010). Book review. Dialectical Behavior Therapy. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 74(1), 81-85. 

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2009

  • Allen, J.G., Frueh, C., Ellis, T.E., Latini, D., Mahoney, J.S., Oldham, J.M., Sharp, C., & Wallin, L. (2009). Integrating outcomes assessment and research into clinical care in inpatient adult psychiatric treatment. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 73(4), 259-295.

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  • Sharp, C., Williams, L., Ha, C., Baumgardner, J., Michonski, J., Seals, R., Patel, A., Bleiberg, E., & Fonagy, P. (2009). The development of a mentalization-based outcomes and research protocol for an adolescent in-patient unit. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 73(4), 311-338.

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2008

  • Fonagy, P. & Sharp, C. (2008). Treatment outcome of childhood psychological disturbance: The perspective of social cognition. In Sharp, C., Fonagy, P., and Goodyer, I.M. (Eds.), Social cognition and Developmental Psychopathology, pp. 409-468. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Ha, Carolyn, Nancy J. Petersen & Sharp, C. (2008). Narcissism, self-esteem, and peer problems: Implications for conduct problems in a community sample of 7-11 year old children. European Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 17(7), 406-413. 

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  • King-Casas, B., Sharp, C., Lomax, L., Lohrenz, T., Fonagy, P., & Montague, R. (2008). The rupture and repair of cooperation in borderline personality disorder. Science. 321:806-810. 

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  • Sharp, C., Peterson, N., & Goodyer, I.M. (2008). Emotional reactivity and the emergence of conduct problems and internalizing symptoms in children: A longitudinal investigation. Journal of American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47(5):565-573. 

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  • Sharp, C., & Fonagy, P. (2008). The parent’s capacity to treat the child as a psychological agent: Constructs, measures and implications for developmental psychopathology. Social Development, 17(3): 737-754. 

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  • Sharp, C. (2008). Book review. A generation at risk: The global impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans and vulnerable children. Psychological Medicine, 38, 1211-1212. 

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  • Sharp, C. (2008). Theory of mind and conduct problems in children: Deficits in reading the 'emotions of the eyes'. Cognition and Emotion, 22(6), 1149-1158.

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  • Sharp, C. & Kine, S. (2008). The assessment of juvenile psychopathy: Strengths and weaknesses of currently used questionnaire measures. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 13(2), 85-95. 

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  • Sharp, C., Fonagy, P., & Goodyer, I.M. (2008). Introduction: Social cognition and developmental psychopathology. In Sharp, C., Fonagy, P., and Goodyer, I.M. (Eds.), Social cognition and Developmental Psychopathology, pp. 1-28. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Sharp, C., & Fonagy P. (2008). Social cognition and attachment-related disorders. In Sharp, C., Fonagy, P., and Goodyer, I.M. (Eds.), Social cognition and Developmental PsychopathologyS, pp. 269-302. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2007

  • Sharp, C., Croudace, T.J, & Goodyer, I.M. (2007). Biased mentalising in children aged 7-11: Latent class confirmation of response styles to social scenarios and associations with psychopathology. Social Development, 16(1), 181-202. 

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  • Sharp, C., & Romero, C. (2007). Borderline Personality Disorder: A comparison between children and adults. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 71(2), 121-150. 

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  • Sharp, C., & Beckmann, KM. (2007). Human Development. In: A. Michael and B. Underwood (Ed). 1500 Questions in Psychiatry, pp. 107-113. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston.

2006

  • Sharp, C., Van Goozen, S.H.M., & Goodyer, I.M. (2006). Children's subjective emotional reactivity to affective pictures: gender differences and their antisocial correlates in an unselected sample of 7-11 year olds. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47(2), 143-150. 

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  • Sharp, C., Fonagy, P., & Goodyer, I.M. (2006). Imagining your child's mind: Psychosocial adjustment and mothers' ability to predict their children's attributional response styles. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 24, 197-214. 

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  • Sharp, C., Goodyer, I.M., & Croudace, T.J. (2006). The Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (SMFQ): a unidimensional item response theory and categorical data factor analysis of self-report ratings from a community sample of children aged 7 through 11. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 34(3), 365-377. 

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  • Sharp, C. (2006). Mentalizing problems in childhood disorders. In J.G. Allen & P. Fonagy (Eds.), Handbook of mentalization-based treatments, pp. 201-212. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Sharp, C. & Bleiberg, E. (2006). Borderline Personality Disorder in children and adolescents. In A. Martin and F. Volkmar (Eds.) Lewis Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Comprehensive Textbook (4th Ed), pp. 680-691. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

2005

  • Goodyer, I.M., & Sharp, C. (2005). Childhood depression. In B. Hopkins, R.G. Barr, G.F. Michel, & P. Rochat (Eds.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sharp, C., Croudace, T.J., Goodyer, I.M., & Amtmann, D. (2005). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: Predicitive validity for help-seeking behaviour from parents over one year. Educational and Child Psychology, 22(3), 28-44. 

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2002

  • Sharp, C. (2002). Book review: Sex differences in antisocial behavior: Conduct disorder, delinquency and violence in the Dunedin Longitudinal Study.Psychological Medicine, 32, 1475-1478. 

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Books:

  • Sharp, C., & Tackett, J. (under contract). Handbook of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and Adolescents. Springer.

  • Sharp, C., Fonagy, P., & Fletcher, J.M. (under contract). Developmental psychopathology. Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Sharp, C., Fonagy, P., Goodyer, I.M. (Eds) (2008). Social cognition and developmental psychopathology. Oxford University Press.

  • Ross, D., Sharp, C., Vuchinich, R. and Spurrett, D. (2008). Midbrain mutiny: Behavioral economics and neuroeconomics of gambling addiction as basic reward system disorder, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Other publications:

  • Sharp, C. (2000). Distorted Mentalizing Task. Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

  • Sharp, C. (2009). Distorted Mentalizing Task. Italian version (with permission of C. Sharp): O. Liverta Sempio, E. Di Terlizzi, Theory of Mind Research Unit, Department of Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Gemelli 1 - 20123 Milano (Italy).

  • To obtain copies of the original task, please contact Carla Sharp at csharp2@uh.edu. To obtain a copy of the Italian version of the task, please email Olga Liverta Sempio at olga.liverta@tiscali.it.