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Can Brain Scans Predict Criminal Behavior? From Alan Alda (WATCH)

Posted 09.16.2013 | Home

Is it possible to predict criminal behavior? When Alan Alda joined me on Mondays With Marlo, he told me about a new brain scan that is being used to i...

Can You Be Just a Little 'Psychopathic?'

Jonathan Appel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2013 | TED Weekends
Jonathan Appel, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThere has been a supposed attempt in the soon to be published DSM-5 to move beyond the system of putting people into categorical boxes (e.g. psychopathic or not).

Psychopathy: A Cultural Reality?

Laura Cococcia | Posted 05.29.2013 | TED Weekends
Laura Cococcia

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhether or not psychopathy is a valid category of mental illness doesn't have much of a bearing on how fascinating our desire to categorize psychopaths is as a cultural tendency.

WATCH: The Story Of A Man Who Faked Insanity

Jon Ronson | Posted 05.29.2013 | TED Weekends
Jon Ronson

2013-03-28-ronsonpullBecoming a psychopath-spotter can turn you a bit psychopathic because it compels you to start reducing people to items on a checklist -- to their maddest edges.