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Many critics have charged that the diagnostic criteria for ASPD are redundant with criminality and fail to include core personality characteristics--affective and interpersonal impairment--that are fundamental to the psychopathy construct (Blackburn, 2007; Hare, 2007; Ogloff, 2006).
The study Mafia and Psychopathy is published in the journal Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health.
In novelistic style, Dutton illustrates the losing side of psychopathy.
predisposition and an abusive environment may significantly contribute to violent antisocial behavior, (11) including psychopathy.
Classic definitions of psychopathy include features such as superficial charm, anti-social behavior, unreliability, lack of remorse or shame, above-average intelligence, absence of nervousness, and untruthfulness and insincerity.
Psychopathy is one of the most studied personality disorders.
Psychopathy is a broad term that covers a severe personality disorder characterized by callousness, manipulation, sensation-seeking and antisocial behaviors, traits which may also be found in otherwise healthy and functional people.
Experts are generally agreed that conditions like psychopathy and paedophilia can't be "cured", but in this groundbreaking case it appeared that removing the tumour, and hence the pressure in the brain, may have re-established his ability to control impulses.
While some commentators have suggested this in itself is a significant psychopathy marker, we prefer to reframe the impulse as a desire and drive for excellence.
Escala de evaluacion de la psicopatia infantil modificada" (Modified Child Psychopathy Scale (mCPS; Lynam, 1997; Lynam y Gudonis, 2005).
Professor Savulescu added: "Indeed, when it comes to screening out personality flaws, such as potential alcoholism, psychopathy and dispositions to violence, you could argue that people have a moral obligation to select ethically better children.