PSYCHOPATHS AT THE HOLIDAYS If you have a psychopath in your family, don’t expect the holidays to be peaceful. On the contrary, expect turmoil and to feel ill at ease from the moment you walk through the door. That coldness can be like an icy chill that runs up and down your spine. Confusion reigns...Read More
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