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Unformatted text preview: Sex ratio: 3% more men in clinical Onset: childhood o Comparisons with psychopathology (not a DSM disorder) Psychopath: • Superficial charm, glib, smooth • Conning, manipulative, pathological lying o Social predator – charm ppl into relationships and then con them out of everything • Grandiose sense of self-worth • Lack of remorse • Proneness to boredom • “successful psychopaths” successful in the world (politician, lawyer) Psychopathy – focus: underlying personality traits APD – focus: observable behaviors APD & psychopathy are related but do not perfectly overlap • DSM V – proposes anti-social psychopathic type Overlap with criminality • Psychopaths who commit crimes are more likely to repeat them (recidivism)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 245 taught by Professor Snyder during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08