Hervey Cleckley, a pioneer of psychopathy research, gave birth to the foundation of all modern psychopathy research in the world. In this interview, Dr. Scott Lilienfeld of Emory University explains Cleckley’s importance and describes the key characteristics of every psychopath.
The term “psychopath” has consequences and should properly be used sparingly to only describe those individuals who fit the criteria established by psychopathy researchers. In this interview, Dr. Jacqueline Helfgott of Seattle University describes some of the effects of using the term.
Professor Kent Kiehl of the University of New Mexico has done pioneering research using functional-MRI (“f-MRI”) imaging to study brain functioning in people displaying high levels of psychopathic traits. In this interview, he discusses the heritability of certain characteristic psychopathic traits. His reference to “FACTOR 1” traits refers to “aggressive narcissistic” characteristics typified by extreme...Read More
My mission in writing Born to Destroy is to provide real-life situations that show how psychopaths ruin lives. By doing so, I hope that victims will be better able to identify them in their lives, so as to stop the damage and reduce the pain. Psychopaths are insidious, because they are very cunning. Most are...Read More