Staff profile

Dr Henriette Bergstrøm


Senior lecturer in Forensic Psychology Assistant Discipline Lead (Discipline: Forensic and Health Psychology)

Henriette Bergstrøm at our One Friar Gate Square site.

Subject

Psychology

College

College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Department

School of Psychology

ORCiD ID

0000-0001-9449-1979

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

h.bergstrom@derby.ac.uk

About

My main research interest is psychopathy within a developmental and life-course perspective, and I have presented my research and numerous international conferences.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach modules and tutorials/seminars at undergraduate level. I also supervise postgraduate students. 

Research interests

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychopathy
  • Life-course and developmental criminology
  • Interrogative compliance
  • Risk assessment

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • The British Psychological Society (Chartered member and Associate Fellow)

Qualifications

  • PhD

Recent conferences

Symposium presentations

  • Bergstrøm, H. & Farrington, D. P. (2018). The relationship between personality disorders and convictions in women: Recent results from the G3 females in the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development (CSDD). Presented at the American Society of Criminology Meeting in Atlanta, United States, November 14-17.
  • Bergstrøm, H. & Farrington, D. P. (2018). Risk factors for borderline personality disorder: Findings from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development’s (CSDD) G3 females. Presented at the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA) XXIIIrd ISRA World Meeting, Paris, France, July 10-14
  • Bergstrøm, H., Larmour, S. R., & Farrington, D. P. (2018). The usefulness of psychopathy in explaining and predicting violence: Comparing the PCL-R and CAPP – a conceptual review. Presented at the British Psychology Society’s Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, Gateshead/Newcastle, June 19-21
  • Bergstrøm, H. & Farrington, D. P. (2017). Male versus female: Potential differential predictors of male and female psychopathic traits in the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development (CSDD). Presented at the American Society of Criminology Meeting in Philadelphia, United States, November 15-18
  • Bergstrøm, H., Frogner, L., Colins, O., Fanti, K., Andershed, A.-K., & Andershed, H. (2017). Psychopathic traits during early childhood: Stable over time or rapidly changing? Presented at the Stocholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, June 19-21
  • Bergstrøm, H. & Farrington, D. P. (2017). Psychopathy in women: Predictors of female psychopathic traits in the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development’s (CSDD) G3 women. Presented at the Stocholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, June 19-21
  • Bergstrøm, H. & Farrington, D. P. (2017). The psychopathic youth and the life course: Childhood risk factors for psychopathic traits in adolescents and their outcomes in adulthood. Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy 7th Biannual Meeting in Antwerp, Belgium, May 21-24
  • Bergstrøm, H., & Farrington, D. P. (2016). Is the psychopathic personality set at the age of 30? Stability of psychopathic traits in adulthood. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Meeting in New Orleans, United States
  • Bergstrøm, H., & Farrington, D. P. (2016). Early psychopathic traits and the life course: Stability, risk, and life success. Presented at the Life History Research Society Meeting 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 25-28
  • Bergstrøm, H., Farrington, D. P., & Forth, A. (2015). «It’s all relative»: The relative stability of psychopathic traits from childhood to middle age in the CSDD. Presented at the 2015 American Society of Criminology Meeting in Washington, United States, November 17-20
  • Bergstrøm, H., Forth, A., & Farrington, D. P. (2015). Individual level stability of psychopathic traits. Presented at the 2015 European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL) in Nuremberg, Germany, August 4-7
  • Bergstrøm, H., Forth, A., & Farrington, D. P. (2014). Can Psychopaths Change? An investigation of moderators of psychopathic traits. Presented at the 2014 American Society of Criminology Meeting in San Francisco, United States, November 19-22
  • Bergstrøm, H., Forth, A., & Farrington, D. P. (2013). Rank-order stability of psychopathic traits from childhood to early adolescence: Results from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development. Panel: Recent Research from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development. Presented at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium in Stockholm, Sweden, June 10-12
  • Bergstrøm, H., Gillen, C. & Forth, A. (2012). Interrogative compliance and taking the blame: the role of personality and psychopathic traits. Symposium: Police Investigations: Experimental Research with Real-World Implications. Presented at the Canadian Psychological Association’s 73rd annual convention in Halifax, Canada, June 14-16

Selected poster presentations

  • Bergstrøm, H., Larmour, S., Gillen, C., & Forth, A. (2015). The relationship between psychopathic traits and interrogative compliance: “it’s complicated”. Poster presented at the Society of the Scientific Study of Psychopathy’s Biannual Meeting in Chicago, U.S.A., June 25-27
  • Bergstrøm, H., Forth, A., & Farrington (2015). Absolutely stable? The mean-level stability of psychopathic traits from childhood to middle-age. Poster presented at the 3rd North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference in Ottawa, Canada, June 4-6
  • Forth, A. & Bergstrøm, H. (2012). Interrogative compliance: what are the personality traits that foster compliance? Poster presented at the American Psychology – Law Society conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 14-17
  • Bergstrøm, H. & Forth, A. (2011). Involvement with psychopaths – the effect on relationship with others. Poster presented at the Society of the Scientific Study of Psychopathy’s Biannual Meeting in Montreal, Canada, May 19-21

International experience

I have international experience both through my education (educated in Norway, United Kingdom, and Canada) and my research (collaborate with scholars both nationally and internationally). 

Additional interests and activities

I am involved in the Division of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology of the American Society of Criminology. 

Recent publications

  • Auty, K. M., Bergstrøm, H., & Farrington, D. P. (2022). Intergenerational continuities in imprisonment: Findings from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development. In S. Gomes, M. J. L. de Carvalho, & V. Duarte (Eds.), Incarceration and generation (Vol II) (pp. 41-70). Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • Farrington, D. P. & Bergstrøm, H. (2022). The development of psychopathy through its lifespan and its relation to offending. In M. Paulino, P. Marques, & L. Alho (Eds.), Psychopathy and criminal behavior: Current trends and challenges. Elsevier Academic Press. 
  • Bergstrøm, H. & Farrington, D. P. (2021). Psychopathic personality and criminal violence across the life-course in a prospective longitudinal study: Does psychopathic personality predict violence when controlling for other risk factors? Journal of Criminal Justice, online first. 
  • Bergstrøm, H. & Farrington, D. P. (2021). Stability of psychopathy in a prospective longitudinal study: Results from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 39(5), 611-623. 
  • Farrington, D. P. & Bergstrøm, H. (2021). High resting heart rate protects against childhood risk factors in predicting adult psychopathy. Journal of Criminal Psychology, online first. 
  • Farrington, D. P. & Bergstrøm, H. (2020). Social origins of psychopathy. To appear in A. R. Felthous & H. Saβ (Eds.), The International Handbook of Psychopathic Disorders and the Law (2nd Ed.). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Zara, G., Bergstrøm, H., & Farrington, D. P. (2020). The sexual life of men with psychopathic traits. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, online first. 
  • Kavish, N., Bergstrøm, H., Narvey, C., Piquero, A. R., Farrington, D. P. & Boutwell, B. B. (2020). Examining the association between childhood cognitive ability and psychopathic traits at age 48. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, online first. 
  • Kavish, N., Bergstrøm, H., Piquero, A. R., Farrington, D. P., & Boutwell, B. B. (2019). The longitudinal association between resting heart rate and psychopathic traits from a normative personality perspective. American Journal of Criminal Justice.
  • Bergstrøm, H. & Farrington, D. P. (2018). «The beat of my heart»: The relationship between resting heart rate and psychopathy in a prospective longitudinal study. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 8, 333-344.
  • Bergstrøm, H. (2019). Life course theories of female offending. In F. P. Bernat, K. Frailing, L. Gelsthorpe, S. Kethineni, & L. Pasko (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Bergstrøm, H., Larmour, S. L., & Farrington, D. P. (2018). The usefulness of psychopathy in explaining and predicting violence: Comparing the PCL-R and CAPP. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 42, 84-95
  • Bergstrøm, H. & Farrington. D. P. (2018). Callous-unemotional, narcissistic, and impulsive: The Development of Psychopathic Traits in Adolescence and their Outcomes in Adulthood. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, online
  • Farrington, D. P. & Bergstrøm, H. (2018). Family background and psychopathy. In C. J. Patrick (Ed.), Handbook of Psychopathy (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press
  • Bergstrøm, H., Evjetun, P., & Bendixen, M. (2017). Punishment justifications in rape cases: A community study. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 18, 123-140
  • Kim, J., Walsh, D., Bull, R., & Bergstrøm, H. (2017). Planning ahead? An exploratory study of South Korean Investigators’ beliefs about their planning for investigative interviews. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, online first
  • Bergstrøm, H. (2017). Antisocial Personality Disorder. In C. Schreck  M. J. Leiber, K. Welch, & H. Ventura  (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice. New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Bergstrøm, H., Forth, A.E., & Farrington, D. P. (2016). The Psychopath: Continuity or Change? Stability of Psychopathic Traits and Predictors of Stability (Chapter 6). In Kapardis, A. and Farrington, D.P. (Eds.) The Psychology of Crime, Policing and Courts. London: Routledge
  • Forth, A.E., Bergstrøm, H. & Clark, H. (2015). Psychopathy in youth: What do we know? Assessment and Implications. In C. B. Gacono (Ed.). The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of psychopathy: A Practitioner’s Guide (2nd Ed.) (pp115-136)New York, NY: RoutledgeLarmour, S.; Bergstrøm, H.; Gillen, C.T., & Forth, A. E. (2015). Behind the Confession: Relating False Confession, Interrogative Compliance, Personality Traits and Psychopathy. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 30, 94-102