Much of the groundwork in the conceptual development of psychopathy
can be traced to the early work of Cleckley (1941), who formulated a comprehensive description of the syndrome based on his clinical experiences, both inpatient and outpatient.
Many similarities can be drawn between attachment-related avoidance, as defined by romantic attachment theory, and psychopathy
(Frodi, Dernevik, Sepa, Philipson & Bragesjo, 2001; Outcalt, 2007; Rosenstein & Horowitz, 1996).
Readers new to the study of psychopathy
will become quickly acquainted with select scientists who have focused on trait-based measurement as well as a few explorations of neuropsychological correlates, which I did not discuss because the nascent findings seems peripheral to the thesis.
Part I defines psychopathy
and discusses potential causes and diagnostic devices used to identify this disorder.
Its class bias is reflected by the dominant portrayal of psychopathy
is a personality disorder traditionally assessed with the Psychopathy
They also measured subjects' levels of psychopathy
, looking at four measures: manipulation; callousness; erratic lifestyles; and criminal tendencies.
All the judges were told the defendant was a psychopath, but only half were given expert testimony on the genetic and neurobiological causes of his psychopathy
The importance of child and adolescent psychopathy
The almost psychopath is capable of living more easily among the general population and maintaining relationships--unlike someone with full-blown psychopathy
, whose behaviors are more likely to be noticed eventually.
One viewer wrote on the site's messageboard: "It's disgusting and bordering on sanctioned psychopathy
to enjoy killing so much.
The reaction on LiveLeak was one of disgust, with one poster writing: "It's disturbing and bordering on sanctioned psychopathy
to enjoy killing so much".
Arguably the most dangerous of these problematic workplace personalities is psychopathy
(Hare, 1999), a construct with roots in forensic psychology that has recently been applied to the corporate context (Babiak, 2007).
They failed to consistently measure history of violence or to control for relevant confounding variables such as psychopathy
, childhood trauma, and substance abuse.
Especially useful is the review of the construct of the psychopathic personality; how psychopathy
is assessed, risk of criminal recidivism and psychopathy
and treatment of psychopathy