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Psychopaths

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

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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 | MarloThomas

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.

Who Can You Trust?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

By the way, psychopaths in the U.S. rarely use the NGRI (Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity) defense because they know it will deliver more time inside than going to prison. Are our psychopaths smarter?

Where Have All The Normals Gone?

Allen Frances | Posted 05.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Allen Frances

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe are spending tens of billions of dollars plying the worried well with unnecessary and expensive drugs; while at the very same time ignoring the desperate needs of those who really could benefit from psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.

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.

The Many Faces Of Evil

Marina Nemat | Posted 05.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Marina Nemat

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoEvil is not simple and does not fit in a box; it manifests itself in many shapes and forms, from the victim who becomes a torturer, the Nazi who follows orders, and the psychopath who kills without remorse, to the bystander who remains silent in the face of terrible injustice.

Wired for Sex With Psychopaths?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 04.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Srinivasan Pillay

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWhy, if psychopaths care so little about what other people feel, would any woman find this attractive?

Guns? Mental Health? Really? Let's Talk About Psychopaths

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-12-31-NRAbanner.jpgThe gun lobby is not only uninterested in mental health care, but I assure you: they can be counted on to resist any real efforts to improve it.

We Need to Talk About Mental Health

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 02.26.2013 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

With the recent Newtown shooting, debates about lax gun control have flared up. It isn't necessarily about the guns.

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.

Identifying A Psychopath, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

Are you suspicious that someone you know is a psychopath? Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz explained that psychopaths are narcissistic and lack a moral com...

11 Signs That Your Boss Is A Psychopath

Kevin Dutton | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Kevin Dutton

Psychopaths are everywhere. You might even be reading the words of one right now! But how can you tell?

Which Professions Have The Most Psychopaths?

Eric Barker | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Eric Barker

So which professions (other than axe murderer) do psychopaths disproportionately gravitate towards -- or away from?

Why I Hate Halloween

Paul Rasmussen | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Paul Rasmussen

Perhaps my heart is two sizes too small, but even as a kid, I was not a fan of playing dress-up and knocking on doors asking for handouts. It was awkward and degrading.

WATCH: 'I Married A Psychopath'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Divorce

HuffPost blogger Noelle R. Andrews' post last week titled, "Reflections On Marriage To A Psychopath," explained her whirlwind romance and quick engage...

'Psychopathic' President Study Produces Surprising Results

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.13.2012 | Science

Lack of guilt, fearlessness and interpersonal dominance -- that may sound like a description of a high-powered executive or politician, but it's actua...