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ISIL Reminds Us Who Joins Terrorist Organizations and Why

Joe Navarro | Posted 02.11.2015 | Crime
Joe Navarro

The purpose of terrorism is, of course, to terrorize, and they are succeeding at that. Hundreds of thousands have now fled Iraq and Syria as a result of ISIL's unparalleled violence and mastery of social media. One has to ask: who would be susceptible to their recruitment?

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...

Trump l'oeil: The Donald Masquerades as Mental Health Expert

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

President Obama, as I have written before, may possess a naïve, almost absurd, belief that the law and diplomacy can settle everything. But President Obama is not psychotic.

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.

Since My Brother's Murder

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Crime
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

As the third anniversary of my brother's death approaches, this is what I am left with. My dreams have irreversibly changed.

WATCH: What's It Like To Be A Psychopath?

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.03.2014 | Science

Neuroscientist James Fallon made a surprising discovery in 2005 while sorting brain scans as part of a study. He learned that his own brain showed sig...

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...

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.

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.

Raising Moral Children: Keeping Them Safe From One Another

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

While we need training and a license to drive a car, pilot a plane and even own a gun -- activities that are regulated by our government -- what we need most and can regulate ourselves are the keys to raising healthy and moral children.

Subtle Reason Creepy People Give Us Chills

| Daniel Strain | Posted 04.24.2012 | Science

From the moment he steps onscreen in the 1960 thriller Psycho, Norman Bates gives audiences the goosebumps. The hotel manager-turned-serial killer j...

Claim That 1 In 10 Wall Street Employees Is A Psychopath Is Disputed [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Editor's Note | Posted 05.23.2012 | Business

An article that appeared on The Huffington Post on February 28, 2012, "One Out Of Every Ten Wall Street Employees Is A Psychopath, Say Researchers," w...

Are Terrorists Insane?

Paul Heroux | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

Is someone who engages in terrorism crazy or do they know what they are doing? The recent cases of Rezwan Ferdaus, the man charged with plotting to ...

Stockbrokers More Competitive, Willing To Take Risks Than Psychopaths: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

Anyone who's watched the wild fluctuations of the stock market this summer may have suspected that something other than cold, dispassionate rationalis...

The Surprising Connection Between Impulse And Psychopathy

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

The "dark triad" -- a combination of Machiavellianism, subclinical narcissism and subclinical psychopathy -- is an overarching trait that everyone has to some degree. Unfortunately, some people just have a lot more of it than others.

Student Cheaters: Are They Psychopaths?

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Psychologists at the University of British Columbia found that students who cheated in high school and college were likely to meet the criteria for ps...

Will Fort Hood's Iago Speak?

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Nearly a year later, Fort Hood's Iago still hadn't broken his silence on the first day of an Article 32 hearing. Paralyzed from the chest down, his cheeks noticeably less cherubic after losing weight, Hasan sat in a wheelchair and said nothing.

Analyzing Dexter: Psychologists and Criminologists Explain Why They Are Smitten

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

Do you know about Dexter the lovable serial killer? The first time I watched an episode, I could not believe what I just experienced. I was rooting fo...

Psychopaths, Not Psychotics, Part II

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Many studies have revealed that when the seriously mentally ill take their medication, they are no more of a threat to anyone than the non-mentally ill.