Psychopathy

  • (noun): Any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention.
    Synonyms: mental illness, mental disease

Some articles on psychopathy:

Psychopathy, A Disorder Characterized By A Lack of Prosocial Behavior
... In 1941 Hervey Cleckley described psychopathy as a disorder in which individuals often initially appear intelligent, charming, and even kind but are in fact ... Today, psychopathy is described as a personality disorder that is characterized by decreased anxiety, fear, and social closeness as well as increased impulsivity ... One common misconception about psychopathy though is that all psychopaths are serial killers or other vicious criminals ...
Remorse - Psychological Disorder Aspects
... lack of remorse influences the jury even more because it is one trait of psychopathy ... Psychopathy represents a configuration of traits that are missing within a person's personality, such as a lack of empathy and remorse ... Assessments of psychopathy are introduced to direct a relatively wide variety of questions in the legal system, so investigators have started examining the effects ...
The Mask Of Sanity
... It is considered a seminal work and the most influential clinical description of psychopathy in the twentieth century ... The basic elements of psychopathy outlined by Cleckley are still relevant today ... disorders, had changed the name and standards for the classification of psychopathy to antisocial personality disorder, incorporating most of Cleckley's 16 ...
Malignant Narcissism - Spectrum of Pathological Narcissism and Psychopathy
... thus represents a less extreme form of pathological narcissism than psychopathy ... Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder, malignant narcissism, and psychopathy all display similar traits which are outlined in the Hare ... characteristics.) Malignant narcissism can be distinguished from psychopathy, according to Kernberg, because of the malignant narcissist's capacity to internalize "both aggressive ...
Dark Triad - History
... Narcissism is debatably the oldest, dating back to Sigmund Freud psychopathy and Machiavellianism are more recent ... Psychopathy, like narcissism, is a concept rooted in clinical and abnormal psychology ... is nothing more than a mild form of psychopathy aside from their relative severity, there is no difference between them ...