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Department of Psychology
University of Mississippi

Laura Drislane

Laura Drislane
Clinical Faculty
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Peabody Hall
(662) 915-7383


Ph.D., Florida State University, 2017

M.S., Florida State University, 2012

B.S., Northwestern University, 2009


Measurement and Etiology of Externalizing Problems Lab

Research Link


Research Areas:

  • Psychopathy
  • Externalizing problems, including substance use disorders
  • Personality and dimensional models of psychopathology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Psychophysiology
  • Psychological assessment
  • Advanced quantitative methods


Dr. Drislane’s research focuses on the development of trait-based models of psychopathology that interface individual difference characteristics at the psychometric, behavioral, environmental, and neurobiological levels. The lab studies impulse-control (“externalizing”) problems, with a particular focus on psychopathy, a syndrome entailing aggressive, impulsive behaviors along with a unique set of affective and interpersonal features, such as callousness, manipulativeness, and superficial charm.  The lab seeks to identify causal mechanisms across multiple levels of analysis contributing to psychopathic dimensions and link conceptions of psychopathy to broader models of personality and psychopathology.


Courses taught:

Psy 309: Learning


Dr. Drislane will review graduate student applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.