News 12's Most-Viewed: #12 - CT ranks No. 1 as most psychopathic state in the US

Posted: Updated:
NORWALK -

News 12 Digital is highlighting the most-viewed stories of 2018 as part of our 'News 12's Most-Viewed' series. This story about a study ranking Connecticut No. 1 as the most psychopathic state in the United States was originally posted on August 31 and was the 12th most-viewed story of the year in Connecticut. Original story below.

A study by a Texas university looked at which states in the United States are the most psychopathic.

The study by Southern Methodist University professor Ryan Murphy found that Connecticut ranks No. 1 in the U.S. as the most psychopathic state.

Murphy says that the study "constructs a cross-section of the 'Big Five' personality traits and demonstrates their relationship with outcomes variables for the continental United States… When these two findings are combined, a state-level estimate of psychopathy is produced."

California ranks No. 2, followed by New Jersey.

The lease psychopathic states were Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia, according to the study.

Information about the Southern Methodist University study can be found HERE.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."