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Describe some common misconceptions about psychopaths. Why might it be important to clear up these misconceptions in the general public? Use scholarly resources to support your explanations.Re: Topic 4 DQ 2The major common misconception of a psychopath is that they are all violent, such as being a mass murderer (Leistedt & Linkowski, 2013). Another speculation is that they are ‘insane’ such as hearing voices and seeing hallucinations (Leistedt & Linkowski, 2013). The public is influenced mainly by the media and movies to have this opinion about what a psychopath looks like (Leistedt & Linkowski, 2013). This fictional character profile that has been attached to the word psychopath has created negative consequences for people who are diagnosed and/or being treated as a psychopath, the

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