What is psychopathy?

Psychopathy is a personality disorder signified by a pattern of lying, exploitiveness, heedlessness, arrogance, sexual promiscuity, low self-control, and lack of empathy and remorse. Those who are affected may appear normal thus increasing their ability to effectively prey on others. People severely affected with psychopathy have a false belief in their own superiority, a sense […]

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Criminals with psychopathy show impaired cognitive empathy

According to Brook and Kosson (2013), an empathic interaction between people is comprised of three different types of exchanges, emotional, motor and cognitive.  While the emotional and motor components of such an exchange allow individuals to share feelings and mirror each other’s movements at a subconscious level, the cognitive component of the exchange allows individuals […]

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Psychopathy and the brain: Are there neurological correlates of morality, decision-making, and social emotions?

Psychopathy and the brain: Are there neurological correlates of morality, decision-making, and social emotions?

Neuroscience research has been making gains within the study of psychopathy to help us better identify and potentially treat this condition. One of its important contributions is the recognition and identification of correlations between specific regions of the brain and the behavior and emotional processing abilities demonstrated in psychopathy. The underlying neurobiology of psychopathy is […]

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2013 Annual Report

The Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation’s 2013 Annual Report is now available! We hope you’ll enjoy reading about all the things we’ve accomplished so far!

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Book Store – Born To Destroy

Book Store – Born To Destroy

Born To Destroy by Winifred Rule.  Foreword by Carl B. Gacono, PhD, ABBP.  With additional analyses by Tom Karski, JD.  Published by The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, 2013 (English version), 2014 (Russian version).  ISBN-13: English: 978-0692208199; ISBN-13: Russian: 978-5768811006. ” Winifred Rule’s Born to Destroy, the story of her psychopathic mother and psychopathic […]

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