Aftermath Foundation 10th Anniversary

It’s hard to imagine that it’s been ten years since Dave Kosson invited a small group of survivors and researchers to work with him to create a foundation dedicated to support those who have been victimized by a psychopath! The early days were filled with long conversations and big plans and dreams.  The to-do list […]

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Psychopathy and Antisocial Behaviour: The Moderating Effects of Maternal Neglect and Warmth

Psychopathy and Antisocial Behaviour: The Moderating Effects of Maternal Neglect and Warmth. Nathalie Y. Gauthier and Angela S. Book, Brock University Psychopathy has been most often conceptualized using Hare’s 2-Factor model, which includes interpersonal and affective traits (Factor 1), and a behaviour component relating to erratic and antisocial tendencies (Factor 2). There is ongoing debate […]

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What is psychopathy?

Psychopathy is a personality disorder signified by a pattern of lying, exploitation of others, recklessness, arrogance, sexual promiscuity, low self-control, and lack of empathy for others. Those with psychopathic traits may appear normal, thus increasing their ability to effectively prey on others. People with psychopathic traits often have a false belief in their own superiority, […]

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The Role of Positive Child-Parent Relationships in Children with Callous-Unemotional Traits

What might be an effective intervention approach with children who exhibit psychopathic-like features? Kochanska and colleagues (2013) have been focusing on callous-unemotional (CU) features, which include low levels of guilt and empathy, disregard for rules, shallow emotions, and fearlessness. CU features in children are predictive of several negative outcomes such as delinquency and externalizing behavior […]

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Impaired Integration: A New Theory of Psychopathy

Hamilton, Hiatt-Racer, and Newman (2015) developed a new theory of psychopathy by expanding on Baskin-Sommers et al.‘s attention bottleneck theory and Newman’s response modulation hypothesis, which are theories that predict that psychopathic traits are caused by attention processing deficits. The new theory is basically an expansion of these theories that takes into account all areas […]

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