Psychology of Psychopathy

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Unformatted text preview: Psychological Etiology of Psychopathy Psychodynamics and Personality Meloy and Rorschach findings FFM findings (and MPQ findings) Meloy Psychopathic Mind Psychology and SK Psychodynamics Reid Meloy Studies psychopathy in forensic samples Emphasizes psychobiological substrate must have this genotype as well as deficient and conflictual primary object relations to get the psychopathic phenotype expression Psychopathy as severe aggressive variant of narcissism Malignant ego ideal Psychopaths fundamentally fail to internalize (both attachment as precursor to empathy, and values as precursor to conscience) Psychodynamics Emotionality or affect distinguishes reptiles from mammals, is implicated in mammalian behavior such as parenting, social behavior, reproduction Affective vs. predatory aggression in mammals Affective in response to threat to self or offspring; vocalizations; ANS arousal; ritualized behaviors Predatory as food-gathering; no vocalizations; suppressed ANS arousal; few ritualized or pre- programmed behaviors Psychopaths as having predatory stare, illiciting the primitive, autonomic, & fearful response to a predator Or perhaps just identify with predators, to help themselves feel safe Psychodynamics...
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