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Psychopathy as a developmental disorder Click Smetana: 3-year-olds distinguish moral and conventional rules 1. Seriousness ± Less serious : ± Talking in class ± Snacking in class ± Not saying “please” ± More Serious: ± Hitting ± Stealing ± Teasing ± Not sharing 2. Modifiability Talking in class, snacking in class, not saying please etc. all considered OK if teacher changes the rule. This is NOT true of moral transgressions Summary: ± Early approaches to morality suggest slow painstaking process of discovery of rules and how to follow them ± More recent evidence suggests that moral cognition might be at least in part served by the same kind of core understanding as we have seen in other domains. ± Can moral knowledge be impaired in the same way knowledge in other domains can?
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Cultural fascination with psychopaths and the causes of Psychopathy ± Media ² Trial of Jeffrey Dahmer ± TV/ Movies ² Original Halloween (unexplained ‘pure evil’) versus Rob Zombie
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