Dean A. Haycock

Murderous Minds

Andrey Rakovhas quoted3 years ago
A third category on the PCL–R concerns the psychopathic lifestyle: Parasitic Lifestyle, Lack of Realistic Long-Term Goals, Impulsivity, and Irresponsibility. Many criminal psychopaths have trouble sticking with long-term projects or commitments, including jobs and relationships
b2779005551has quoted6 months ago
“Most psychopaths are not violent, and most violent people are not psychopaths,”
b2779005551has quoted6 months ago
means synonymous with it.
b2779005551has quoted6 months ago
“Although psychopathy is a risk factor for physical aggression, it is by no
Anescka Thomashas quoted9 months ago
Given that an estimated 1 out of 100 adults is a psychopath, the chances are in fact quite good that you have met some of them without realizing who or what they were
Zeyneb Karechehas quoted9 months ago
Hare Psychopathy Checklist.
jljhlhhas quoted9 months ago
Having features of “boldness,” for example, which the Triarchic Model of Psychopathy defines as a connection or a series of connections linking venturesomeness, social dominance, and emotional resiliency, does not by itself make a psychopath. It is a personality feature found in psychopaths, but you can have boldness and not be a psychopath. Psychopathy is much more complex than having a few pushy or unpleasant personality traits. Being more careful with pejorative labels a
jljhlhhas quoted9 months ago
Additionally, men might experience different selection pressures than women, a fact that might contribute to the perceived relative rarity of psychopathy in females compared to males.

So far, nearly all neuroscientific investigations of psychopaths have been limited to males. While psychopathy exists in women, it appears more often and with greater severity in men, according to Rolf Wynn from the Department of Forensic Psychiatry in the University Hospital of North Norway and his colleagues. According to Wynn and his co-authors, th
Zeyneb Karechehas quoted10 months ago
“Although psychopathy is a risk factor for physical aggression, it is by no means synonymous with it. In contrast to individuals with psychotic disorders, most psychopaths are in touch with reality and seemingly rational. Psychopathic individuals are found at elevated rates in prisons and jails, but can be found in community settings as well.”1
Andrey Rakovhas quoted3 years ago
words that have emotional connotations for most people—slaughter, rape, death—subtly grab people’s attentions more than neutral words—air, float, walk.
Andrey Rakovhas quoted3 years ago
Show most folks a picture of someone crushing their fingers in a car door, for example, and they will react almost as if they feel the pain. This is not so with psychopaths.
Andrey Rakovhas quoted3 years ago
most schizophrenics are not dangerous, and neither kill nor perpetuate violence.
Andrey Rakovhas quoted3 years ago
people with schizophrenia are more likely to have a criminal and violent history than healthy people.
Andrey Rakovhas quoted3 years ago
Psychotic refers to psychosis, a key feature of serious mental illnesse
Andrey Rakovhas quoted3 years ago
Psychotic refers to psychosis, a key feature of serious mental illnesses
Andrey Rakovhas quoted3 years ago
A major problem is that people frequently confuse psychotic with psychopathic.
linettesarciahas quoted3 years ago
The brain is the physical organ and the center of the nervous system, whereas the mind is the sum total of the brain’s product: awareness, perception, emotion, memory, reasoning, thought, and imagination.
linettesarciahas quoted3 years ago
in one person, watch out. All the ingredients for creating a psychopath are then present.
linettesarciahas quoted3 years ago
A person with brain-activity patterns identical to those seen in the brains of psychopaths may not be a psychopath. A person with genetic traits associated with violent behavior may not be a psychopath. A person who was abused as a child, or who was exposed to violence, may not turn into a psychopath. But when these factors are combined
linettesarciahas quoted3 years ago
Some psychologists point out that many psychopaths or people with significant psychopathic features do not victimize others. “Most psychopaths are not violent, and most violent people are not psychopaths,
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