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psychopath

a person afflicted with a personality disorder characterized by a tendency to commit antisocial and sometimes violent acts and a failure to feel guilt for such acts
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"We hope to be able to develop this methodology to assist with clinical assessment and intervention in offender populations." Interestingly, the psychopathic offenders' eyes showed a normal response to positive images, such as puppies or happy couples, showing that psychopathy is not associated with an overall difficulty in responding to emotion, but rather a specific insensitivity to threatening information.
"Diagnosed as psychopathic, has carried firearms in commission of bank robberies," the poster said.
The researchers played 260 songs for 200 people and found that those with the highest psychopathic scores were big fans of Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' and Blackstreet's 'No Diggity', according to News.com.au
To support this idea, Dutton digs into research about what the psychopathic brain does--or doesn't do --when confronted with mental tests and moral conundrums.
This particularly proves true in cases involving sexual offenders who are psychopathic.
The killer had fully admitted his psychopathic tendencies and police had known Paget-Lewis posed a threat and had carried out criminal acts against some of his victims.
ONE of Scotland's most feared psychopathic killers is being sent to an open prison notorious for escapes.
After a psychopathic childhood spent slaughtering people's pets, Dexter Morgan's lust for blood has turned him into a mean murdering machine.
An industrial-organizational psychologist's expertise lends authority to this survey which comes from two authors who are experts on the psychopathic personality.
Throw in that the evil social queen is a Vietnamese supermodel motocross champion, a few psychopathic flunkies, references to Japanese internment camps during WW II, stir the pot, and this entertaining story emerges.
A POLICE officer ran down a "psychopathic" Black Country teenager with his patrol car as he threatened to shoot a colleague with a handgun, a court heard.
Dr Lawrence Chesterman,a forensic psychiatrist based at Toe Llewelyn, saidHough suffered from schizophrenia and a psychopathic disorder.