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 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]