This timely new book separates fact from fiction. It presents the scientific facts of psychopathy and antisocial behavior, addressing critical issues such as the definition of psychopathy, the number of psychopathic individuals in society, whether they can be treated, and whether psychopathy is down to nature or nurture.
More controversially, the authors present their ground–breaking research into whether an underlying abnormality in brain development, reducing emotional learning, is at the heart of the disorder. The resulting theory could lead to early diagnosis and revolutionize the way society, the media, and the state both view and contend with the psychopaths in our midst.
1. What is Psychopathy?.
2. The Background Facts.
3. What is the Ultimate Cause of Psychopathy?.
4. The Psychopathic Individual: The Functional Impairment.
5. Cognitive Accounts of Psychopathy.
6. Neural Accounts of Psychopathy.
7. A Neuro–Cognitive Account of Reactive Aggression.
8. A Neuro–Cognitive Account of Psychopathy.
9. Conundrums and Conclusions.