Author Archive | Paul B

Ask the Expert: Dr. Scott Lilienfeld

We have recently added an Ask the Expert response from Dr. Scott Lilienfeld, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor at the Department of Psychology, Emory University. He discusses how he got involved in the area of psychopathy research, what are some common misconceptions about psychopathy, what defines ‘successful’ psychopaths, and other topics. Go to ‘Resources’ to find the […]

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The Role of Positive Child-Parent Relationships in Children with Callous-Unemotional Traits

What might be an effective intervention approach with children who exhibit psychopathic-like features? Kochanska and colleagues (2013) have been focusing on callous-unemotional (CU) features, which include low levels of guilt and empathy, disregard for rules, shallow emotions, and fearlessness. CU features in children are predictive of several negative outcomes such as delinquency and externalizing behavior […]

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Impaired Integration: A New Theory of Psychopathy

Hamilton, Hiatt-Racer, and Newman (2015) developed a new theory of psychopathy by expanding on Baskin-Sommers et al.‘s attention bottleneck theory and Newman’s response modulation hypothesis, which are theories that predict that psychopathic traits are caused by attention processing deficits. The new theory is basically an expansion of these theories that takes into account all areas […]

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Book Store – Born To Destroy

Born To Destroy by Winifred Rule.  Foreword by Carl B. Gacono, PhD, ABBP.  With additional analyses by Tom Karski, JD.  Published by The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, 2013 (English version), 2014 (Russian version).  ISBN-13: English: 978-0692208199; ISBN-13: Russian: 978-5768811006. ” Winifred Rule’s Born to Destroy, the story of her psychopathic mother and psychopathic […]

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