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Antisocial Behavior

Psychopath or Sociopath? It Makes no Difference What you Call Them

Paul G. Mattiuzzi | Posted 04.11.2016 | Crime
Paul G. Mattiuzzi

From the earliest days in my career as a criminal forensic psychologist, I have encountered treatises and learned discussions about the difference be...

Diagnostic & Statistical Manual as Political Guidebook

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I am deeply concerned about our country's ability to attract new and fresh talent, whom I believe may be the only ones who can rescue our nation from the political cynicism and malaise, and heal the political scars and deep divisions. Possibly the current crisis has had the effect of motivating some to do exactly that.

Can You Tell If A Baby Will Grow Up To Be A Psychopath?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.08.2015 | Science

There are many possible signs that can help you spot a psychopath -- they may not yawn when others do, they might stay eerily calm in dangerous situat...

Chopping the Cherry Tree: How Kids Learn Honesty

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.30.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

In the '90s, in the midst of the so-called culture wars, dueling miscellanies represented a fundamental and acrimonious division over how to raise the next generation of American citizens. Lost in the bickering was a much more basic question: Can we really transmit a moral code to our children through the use of stories?

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

The Two Faces of Shame

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.01.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Shaming punishments -- sometimes called Scarlet Letter sentences -- are making something of a comeback in recent years, raising not only legal but psychological questions as well, most notably: Do they work?

Predicting Sexual Crime: Are the Experts Biased?

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Twenty states now have Sexual Violent Predator laws, which allow civil commitment of offenders who are considered likely to continue as sexual predators. But how reliable are the forensic mental health experts making the judgments of risk?

What The Latest Scientific Findings About Kids Of Divorce Reveal

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 10.08.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

One of the most consistent research findings that explore the effects of divorce on children is that the results are inconsistent.

How Inner Peace Helps Inner City Kids

David Vognar | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
David Vognar

Where our social policy has failed, it is quite possible that psychological prophylactic or correctives, like a meditation course, may get us somewhere.