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Topic 4 DQ 2 Berg et al. (2013) noted several misconceptions about psychopathy. One of the main misconceptions is that it is the same as antisocial personality disorder (Berg et al., 2013). While psychopathy shares similar definitions, antisocial personality disorder is defined as a pattern of disregarding other’s rights in childhood, early adolescence, and continues into adulthood (Bartol & Bartol, 2014). Those with antisocial personalities also fail to conform to laws and social norms. Psychopathy includes emotional, neurological, and cognitive aspects that cause the lack of conscience and empathy (Bartol & Bartol, 2014). Some other misconceptions include that psychopaths are untreatable, violent, do not know right from wrong, and are always conniving and clever (Berg et al., 2013). Psychopaths are often charming but are not more intelligent than the average population. It does have a moderate relationship to violence, but not every psychopath becomes a criminal or is violent. They are also aware of what is wrong or right, but they do not care. Further, there is treatment available for psychopaths (Berg et al., 2013). Bartol

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