Psych 105-ucsb-fall-2011-lecture 15-ch 16_Psychopathy

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1 Psychopathy Psychopathy : genetic and environmental interactions But like autism, the condition is likely a result of a genetic predisposition along with prenatal and/or early childhood environmental influences. Halloween (John Carpenter,1978) Genes: Social environment: Halloween (Rob Zombie, 2007) Theory of today: Psychopathy results from a failure of core moral knowledge. Recall that infants distinguish between good and bad social agents. This knowledge is argued to be based upon cognitive mechanisms that are part of our emotional system . In this extension of the theory moral transgressions (e.g. those involving victims) result in distress cues (sad/crying or fear expressions) which lead to an aversive emotional reaction. … so causing or seeing distress is linked with unpleasant emotional reaction. Moral transgressions are judged bad as a result of emotion rather than reason . Theory: psychopaths have some failure of this emotional system.
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  • Fall '08
  • Schwartz
  • Antisocial personality disorder, Psychopathy, Hare Psychopathy Checklist, robert hare, Psychopathy Check List, core moral knowledge

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