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Sociopaths

YIKES: 11 Signs You May Be Dating A Sociopath

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.23.2013 | Science

Could that amazing new person you or a loved one is dating actually be a sociopath? It's not as far-fetched as you might imagine. Roughly one in 25 Am...

WATCH: I Dated A Sociopath

Huffington Post | Posted 06.28.2013 | Women

Dating a sociopath sounds like every woman's worst nightmare. And Paula Carrasquillo, author of "Escaping the Boy: My Life with a Sociopath," is here ...

WATCH: 'Confessions Of A Sociopath' Author On Her Diagnosis: 'Seems To Explain A Lot'

Huffington Post | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living

The term "sociopath" has been loosely thrown around to describe some of the biggest felons and criminals of our time. But that's not always so accurat...

WATCH: Is It Possible To 'Treat' Sociopaths?

Huffington Post | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Finding a treatment for sociopaths -- or a therapy to help them live more effectively -- is not so simple. Dr. John Edens, professor of psychology at ...

New Mental Health Law: Future Sociopaths Required to Predict When They Will Kill People

Spencer Green | Posted 04.01.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a unanimous vote, Congress has passed The Criminal Clarity Act (CCA), a law requiring all U.S. citizens who plan on becoming mass murderers to identify themselves as such and to predict when they will kill people.

Questions About A 9-Year-Old "Psychopath"

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 05.15.2012 | Parents

This weekend, The New York Times Magazine's powerful cover story, "Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath?," explored the experience of a Florida fami...

David Moye

How Was The Joker Potty Trained? Mental Health Experts Psychoanalyze Batman Villains

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 09.20.2011 | Weird News

Batman may be a great crime fighter, but he's a lousy expert at mental health. So says forensic psychiatrist Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., a physician s...

When Kids Kill: A Tragic Failure of Attachment

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

What is the explanation for kids who kill? For the kids who fail to internalize social norms? For the kids who grow into narcissists or psychopaths? Are they just born defective through some blameless anomaly?

Why It's So Hard To Say 'No' To A Narcissist

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

You'd think that saying "no" would be a simple thing. It has a quick meaning and only two letters. It has a strong survival component, and we literally can't live without it. So why does it pose so many problems?

The Art Of Spotting Narcissists

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Because our culture puts such a premium on niceness, charm, and pleasure, ordinary, good people are put at a disadvantage when it comes to discernment.

Which of Our Leaders Are Psychopaths? A Voter and Shareholder Guide

Kim Cranston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kim Cranston

Were these "leaders" psychopaths? * • Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Pol Pot, who caused more than 100 million deaths and destroyed co...

Danger! Empathy and Psychopathy as Competing Value Systems in Politics and Economics

Marcella Mroczkowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marcella Mroczkowski

Four to five percent of the population is born without a capacity for empathy. It is a neurological lack. A psychopath may be a genius and become a multimillionaire, but he will never be able to understand empathetic values.

Is Your Favorite Politician a Sociopath?

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Schwartz

There are a number of American politicians who've been caught doing something illegal, unethical, mind-bogglingly self-destructive, or all of the above. And yet, none accept that they did anything wrong.

Political Corruption, Wall Street Frauds, and Sociopaths

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Agin

These days it seems we're living in a society that's a candy store for sociopaths and almost-sociopaths and wannabe-sociopaths.