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Could Your Child Be a Psychopath?

The Lineup | Posted 06.08.2016 | Crime
The Lineup

Credit: Courtesy of Open Road Media By: Daniel O'Connor Have you ever wondered if someone you know could be a psychopath? What if that person lived ...

Do Psychopaths Genuinely Lack Empathy, Or Are They Feeling You?

Paul G. Mattiuzzi | Posted 06.07.2016 | Crime
Paul G. Mattiuzzi

Whether in a dark alley or a high-rise tower, the psychopath seeks to dominate others in order to satisfy their own desires. To deploy fear, shame or deceit to acquire your submission, the psychopath needs to know how you feel and how you will react.

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...

From Democracy to Pathocracy: The Rise of the Political Psychopath

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Twenty years ago, a newspaper headline asked the question: "What's the difference between a politician and a psychopath?" The answer, then and now, remains the same: None. There are surprisingly few differences between psychopaths and some politicians.

The Betrayal of Manhood

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

"Boy, it's time for you to die!" proclaims an indigenous chief flanked by tribal elders dressed in their ritualistic garb, about to address an America...

The Pastime of Psychopaths

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 09.03.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Serial killing and trophy hunting are terrifyingly similar. As wildlife researcher and author Gareth Patterson points out, both types of killers often immerse themselves in violent imagery.

Psychopaths May Be Immune To Contagious Yawning

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.18.2015 | Science

Think you might be dating a psychopath? There are several telltale signs, including a tendency to lie, a charming but callous demeanor and an inflated...

Psychopath. Successful Psychopath.

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.27.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

The successful psychopath remains something of a scientific enigma. This provisional evidence points to some tantalizing possibilities, but we still do not know for sure why one person with pronounced psychopathic traits ends up as a habitual and cold-blooded criminal while another ends up as the prototype for Agent 007.

Why a Boss's Power Can Undermine the Company's Success

Douglas LaBier | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

The role and impact of power in an organization is complex. It's highly interwoven with the attitudes and personality of people who have achieved power and status within their organizations, and how they express it.

Take A Lot Of Selfies? You Might Be A Psychopath, Science Says

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.12.2015 | Science

Love 'em or hate 'em, selfies are harmless fun -- right? Maybe not. According to new research, selfies can say a lot about your personality, and not i...

31 Tips for Surviving a Brutal, Horror-Film Murder

David Toussaint | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
David Toussaint

1) If someone offers to sell you a beautiful house in the country for an unbelievably low price, do not make the purchase. As nice as it sounds, the house is evil and you and your family will be dead within a month.

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

We're All Secretly Psychopaths

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy

Have you ever seen an adorable puppy and imagined yourself squeezing it way too aggressively? Don't worry, you're not alone. Even though most woul...

Psychopath Vs. Sociopath: What's The Difference?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.24.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

The sociopath can be thought of as the rudimentary or undeveloped psychopath. The psychopath simply cannot form emotional bonds with humans. They lack empathy. They're skilled at behaving the way they should, but inside they're empty.

The Tyranny of the Nanny State, Where the Government Knows What's Best for You

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Having allowed the government to expand and exceed our reach, we find ourselves on the losing end of a tug-of-war over control of our country and our lives.

Interview With the Psychopath

Nick Simmons | Posted 08.30.2014 | Science
Nick Simmons

I sit down with Professor James Fallon, renowned neuroscientist and author of The Psychopath Inside, to talk about the past, present, and future of psychopathology, the violence of Elliot Rodger, and why these "human predators" might, for better or for worse, be necessary.

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...

Psychopaths' Lack Of Empathy Has Neurological Basis, Study Shows

Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer Published: 09/24/2013 04:06 PM EDT on LiveScience Psychopaths are usually described as lacking empathy, and a new s...

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...

Have You Ever Been "Duped" by a Sociopath?

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 09.17.2013 | Crime
Jennifer Delaney

Are we taking "seeing the best in others" too far, or are we driven by self-interest - ignoring the signs for the possibility of a winning team, making money or "keeping the peace" in a family or relationship?

Good Human Beings and the Right Temporoparietal Junction

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 07.18.2013 | TED Weekends
Cindy Wigglesworth

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhat sets a truly noble person apart? What makes a Gandhi, Dalai Lama, or Mother Teresa different? There is a decision made by these people to hold themselves to a higher standard. They make a decision to live up to noble values -- to live from their highest nature. In what part of the brain does this ability reside?

Tamerlane -- Namesake for a Mass Murder?

Rob Kall | Posted 07.14.2013 | Crime
Rob Kall

Whether the parents knew or not, I wonder, did Tamerlane Tsarnaev Google his name? Did he discover his namesake? Did he see that a monster could carve out a page in history that stood the test of time for over 600 years?

Research Identifies Psychopathic Traits Seen In Children's Brains

Posted 05.02.2013 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/02/2013 12:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Children with severe behavioral problems have ...

Mad Science

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 06.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Kristen Hotham Carroll

Is it possible that someone may be sad, because their life is not going well, and not necessarily depressed? Is it possible that someone may be superstitious and enjoy routines, and not have OCD? Is it possible that a child may be disinterested in school, and not have ADD?

Call Me Crazy

Penny Love | Posted 05.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Penny Love

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMr. Ronson's talk was not all shivers. He comforted me when he described a man that wanted to plead insanity for a crime, so he started acting like a psychopath.