Although psychopathy is receiving more and more intensive study in many parts of the world, most studies focus on understanding the causes of psychopathy or examining whether psychopathic traits predict criminal justice outcomes. Very few studies have directly addressed the impact of people with psychopathic traits on other people. However, Dr. Kasia Uzieblo, Ph.D., is […]
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Past research has reported that individuals high in psychopathic traits tend to form atypical social relationships with others. Those high in psychopathic traits tend to have shorter relationships with friends and significant others, and have placed less value on long-term relationships. Despite these findings, little research has examined what these individuals do value in their […]
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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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Dr. Adelle Forth, Carleton University, sent several questions to Dr. Stephen Porter, University of British Columbia- Okanagan. He answered these questions (see below) with help from his graduate student, Pamela Black, with whom he has studied psychopathy and victim-spotting. What are the factors that make people more easily duped by psychopaths? As part of the […]