Psychopathy: An Introduction to Biological Findings and Their Implications

Psychopathy An Introduction to Biological Findings and Their Implications The last two decades have seen tremendous growth in biological research on psychopathy a mental disorder distinguished by traits including a lack of empathy or emotional response egocentricity impu

  • Title: Psychopathy: An Introduction to Biological Findings and Their Implications
  • Author: Andrea L. Glenn Adrian Raine
  • ISBN: 9780814745441
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Paperback
  • The last two decades have seen tremendous growth in biological research on psychopathy, a mental disorder distinguished by traits including a lack of empathy or emotional response, egocentricity, impulsivity, and stimulation seeking But how does a psychopath s brain work What makes a psychopath Psychopathy provides a concise, non technical overview of the research in thThe last two decades have seen tremendous growth in biological research on psychopathy, a mental disorder distinguished by traits including a lack of empathy or emotional response, egocentricity, impulsivity, and stimulation seeking But how does a psychopath s brain work What makes a psychopath Psychopathy provides a concise, non technical overview of the research in the areas of genetics, hormones, brain imaging, neuropsychology, environmental influences, and , focusing on explaining what we currently know about the biological foundations for this disorder and offering insights into prediction, intervention, and prevention It also offers a nuanced discussion of the ethical and legal implications associated with biological research on psychopathy How much of this disorder is biologically based Should offenders with psychopathic traits be punished for their crimes if we can show that biological factors contribute The text clearly assesses the conclusions that can and cannot be drawn from existing biological research, and highlights the pressing considerations this research demands.

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    1. The book provides an overview of the topic of psychopathy and its interactions in the areas of genetics, hormones, brain imaging, neuropsychology, environmental influences, etc. The books ends with insights into prediction, intervention, and prevention.

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