Murderous Minds, Dean A. Haycock
Dean A. Haycock

Murderous Minds

“Part true crime, part neuroscience and a page-turner from start to finish,” this is a look at the biology behind violent psychopathic behavior (Kirkus Reviews).
How many times have you seen a murder on the news or on a TV show like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and said to yourself, “How could someone do something like that?”
Today, neuroscientists are imaging, mapping, testing and dissecting the source of the worst behavior imaginable in the brains of the people who lack a conscience: psychopaths. Neuroscientist Dean Haycock examines the behavior of real life psychopaths and discusses how their actions can be explained in scientific terms, from research that literally looks inside their brains to understanding how psychopaths, without empathy but very goal-oriented, think and act the way they do. Some don’t commit crimes at all, but rather make use of their skills in the boardroom.
But what does this mean for lawyers, judges, psychiatrists, victims, and readers—for anyone who has ever wondered how some people can be so bad. Could your nine-year-old be a psychopath? What about your co-worker? The ability to recognize psychopaths using the scientific method has vast implications for society, and yet is still loaded with consequences.
407 printed pages
Original publication
Pegasus Books


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“Although psychopathy is a risk factor for physical aggression, it is by no
b4064155358has quoted4 months ago
THE NEUROSCIENTISTS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS who are leading the way in the study of psychopathic personalities describe their fascinating research subjects by referring to the traits that distinguish them from 99 percent of the population. Some of these traits are related to emotional deficits such as lack of deep emotional attachments to other people and lack of empathy and guilt. Some traits like narcissism and superficial charm are related to how psychopaths interact with others. Their dishonesty, manipulativeness, recklessness and risk-taking activities are representative of their impulsive and antisocial behaviors

НЕЙРОСЦИЕНТЫ И ПСИХОЛОГИ, которые занимают лидирующие позиции в изучении психопатических личностей, описывают свои захватывающие темы исследования, ссылаясь на черты, которые отличают их от 99 процентов населения. Некоторые из этих черт связаны с эмоциональным дефицитом, таким как отсутствие глубоких эмоциональных привязанностей к другим людям и отсутствие сочувствия и вины. Некоторые черты, такие как нарциссизм и поверхностное очарование, связаны с тем, как психопаты взаимодействуют с другими. Их нечестность, манипулятивность, безрассудство и рискованные действия отражают их импульсивное и антиобщественное поведение.

Anescka Thomas
Anescka Thomashas quoted6 months ago
Given that an estimated 1 out of 100 adults is a psychopath, the chances are in fact quite good that you have met some of them without realizing who or what they were

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