Lisa Hecht

LisaLisa Hecht is a fourth year doctoral student in clinical neuropsychology and a Neurogenomics Fellow at Georgia State University. Lisa received a B.S. in Psychology from UC San Diego. Prior to coming to GSU, Lisa worked as the Project Coordinator of a research lab in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD. Their primary projects assessed neurobehavioral profiles associated with trauma in delinquent youth, and evaluated the efficacy of an evidence-based treatment for adolescents with comorbid PTSD and substance use disorders.

Lisa’s research interests include the neurobehavioral factors involved in the development and persistence of impulsive and risky behaviors, such as substance use and criminal behavior. In addition, Lisa is interested in the relationship between executive functioning, social cognition, and psychopathy.

Representative Work:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Berg, J. M., Hecht, L. K., Latzman, R. D., & Lilienfeld, S. O. (in press). Examining the correlates of the Coldheartedness factor of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised. Psychological Assessment.

Hecht. L. K., Berg, J. M., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Latzman, R. D. (in press). Parsing the heterogeneity of psychopathy and aggression: Differential associations across dimensions and gender. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.

Hecht, L. K., Latzman, R. D., & Lilienfeld, S. O. (in press). The psychological treatment of psychopathy: Theory and research. In D. David, S. J. Lynn, & G. H. Montgomery (Eds.), Evidence-based psychotherapy: The state of the science and practice. Hoboken: NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Latzman, R. D., Malikina, M. V., Hecht, L. K., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Chan, W. Y. (in press). The contribution of personality and refugee camp experience to callous and unemotional traits among immigrant adolescents in the United States: Implications for the DSM-5 “Limited Prosocial Emotions” specifier. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Latzman, R. D., Drislane, L. E., Hecht, L. K., Brislin, S. J., Patrick, C. J., Lilienfeld, S. O., Freeman, H. J., Schapiro, S. J., & Hopkins, W. D. (2016). A chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) model of triarchic psychopathy constructs: Development and initial validation. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 50-66.

Hecht, L. K., & Latzman, R. D. (2015). Revealing the nuanced associations between facets of trait impulsivity and reactive and proactive aggression. Personality and Individual Differences, 83, 192-197.

Latzman, R. D., Hecht, L. K., Freeman, H., Schapiro, S. J., & Hopkins, W. D. (2015). Neuroanatomical correlates of personality in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Associations between personality and frontal cortex. NeuroImage, 123, 63-71.

Latzman, R. D. Megreya, A., Hecht, L. K., Miller, J. D., Winiarski, A., & Lilienfeld, S. O. (2015). Self-reported psychopathy in the Middle East: A cross-national comparison across Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. BMC Psychology, 3, 37.

Conference Presentations

Hecht, L. K., Sauvigne, K., Jarrett, M. A., & Latzman, R. D. (June, 2015). Dimensions of psychopathic personality differentially and interactively predict specific ADHD symptom clusters. Poster to be presented to the 6th Biennial Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, Chicago, IL.

Hecht, L. K. & Latzman, R. D. (May, 2014). Aspects of trait impulsivity exhibit specific associations with subtypes of aggression. Poster presented to the Association for Psychological Science 26th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

***Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) Distinguished Contribution Award  

Hecht, L. K., Berg, J., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Latzman, R. D. (September, 2013). Associations between psychopathy and aggression subtypes vary by gender. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Oakland, CA.

Latzman, R. D., Hecht, L. K., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Clark, L. A. (September, 2013). Investigating the DSM-5 Conduct Disorder specifier within the DSM-5 personality pathology trait framework. Paper presented to the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Oakland, CA.

Latzman, R. D., Hecht, L. K., Malikina, M. V., & Chan, W. Y. (September, 2013). Examining associations between psychopathy and trait models of personality in youth. In M. Decuyper (Chair), Psychopathy in youth. Symposium presented to the XIII International Congress on the Disorders of Personality, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hecht. L. K., & Latzman, R. D. (March, 2013). Aspects of psychopathy differentially predict reactive and proactive aggression. In R.D. Latzman (Chair), Innovative investigations of psychopathic personality: Exploring adaptive and maladaptive outcomes. Symposium presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

Hecht. L. K., & Latzman, R. D. (February, 2013). Examining the contribution of IQ-executive functioning discrepancies to externalizing behaviors in youth. Poster presented to the 41st Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, HI.