Leonardo Bobadilla, PhD

Associate Professor
UC Box 
HPC-2, Room 280

Roles and Interests

Clinical & Research Interests

Assessment of physical and sexual violence risk, treatment of sex offenders, relationship between psychopathy, narcissism, borderline personality traits and interpersonal aggression including sexual violence, integrating neurobiological markers (e.g., skin conductance, hormonal activity) with clinical measures for violence risk and clinical assessment, developmental trajectory and gender differences in the manifestation of psychopathy.

Other Professional Activity: Private psychology practice focused assessments of risk of sexual violence conducted in Spanish


  • PhD, Florida State University, Department of Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, 2008
  • Pre-Doctoral Intern, Federal Correctional Complex, Butner, North Carolina, 2007-2008
  • MS, Florida State University, 2004, Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology
  • BA, University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Professional Membership

  • American Psychology-Law Society
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology
  • Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy
  • Licensure as psychologist in state of Oregon and Alabama

Selected Recent Publications (*denotes student author)

*Delk, L., Bobadilla L., & Lima, E. (in press, 2016). Psychopathic traits associate differentially to anger, disgust and fear recognition among men and women. Psychopathology and Personality Assessment, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10862-016-9561-y wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10862-016-9561-y?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFi

Bobadilla, L, Asberg, K. A., Johnson, M., & Shirtcliff, E. A. (2015). Experiences in the military may impact dual axis neuroendocrine processes in veterans. Developmental Psychobiology, 57, 719-730. DOI 10.1002/dev.21259

Bobadilla, L. (2014). Martyrdom redefined: Self-destructive killers and vulnerable narcissism. Brain and Behavioral Science, 37, 364-365.

Bobadilla, L., Vaske, J., & Asberg, K. (2013). Dopamine receptor (D4) polymorphism is related to comorbidity between marijuana abuse and depression. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2555-2562.

Bobadilla, L., *Metze, A., & Taylor, J. (2013).  Attractiveness associated with verbal reactive aggression among women, unattractiveness associated with physical aggression among men. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 70-77.

*Searcy, C. P., Bobadilla, L., Gordon, W. A., Jacques, S., & Elliot, L. (2012). Pharmacological prevention of combat-related PTSD: A literature review. Military Medicine, 177, 649-654.

Bobadilla, L., Wampler, M., & Taylor, J. (2012). Proactive and reactive aggression are associated with different physiological and personality profiles. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 31, 458-487.

Bobadilla, L., & Taylor, J. (2012). Antisocial personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. In: V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Human Behavior 2nd ed., Vol. 1, pp.154-160. Academic Press

Henderson, B., & Bobadilla, L. (2011). Exploring the dark sides of personality development. narcissism and machiavellianism in youth: Implications for the development of adaptive and maladaptive behavior. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.

Selected Recent Presentations (*denotes student author)

*Miller, L., & Bobadilla, L. (November, 2013). Facial fear recognition deficits in psychopathy and trait aggression in a college sample. In B. A. White (chair) Psychopathic Traits: Mechanisms and Treatment Implications for Antisocial Behavior. Symposium at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Bobadilla, L., *Spencer C. S., *Miller, L., & *Lima, E. (June, 2013). Psychopathic traits relate differentially to men and women’s deficits in recognition of emotional faces and eye-movement while processing threatening stimuli. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, Washington D.C.

Bobadilla, L., *Blanchard, B. E., *Cooper, K. A., & *Vartanian, L. M. (February, 2011). Psychopathy, substance use, testosterone, and cortisol: A personality and endocrinological test of the triarchic psychopathy model. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, La,

*Metze, A., & Bobadilla, L. (March, 2011). Physical attractiveness and its relation to proactive and reactive aggression. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Jacksonville, FL.

Bobadilla, L. (March, 2010). Physiological and personality correlates of proactive and reactive aggression. Paper presented at Southeastern Psychological Association, Chattanooga, TN.

Bobadilla, L. (March, 2010). Successfully navigating graduate school teaching and research assistantships. Symposium presented at the American Psychology-Law Society, Vancouver, Canada