The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test
Author : Jon Ronson
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2011-06-03
ISBN 10 : 9781447202509
ISBN 13 : 1447202503
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychopath Test Book Description:

What if society wasn't fundamentally rational, but was motivated by insanity? This thought sets Jon Ronson on an utterly compelling adventure into the world of madness. Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it, including the influential psychologist who developed the Psychopath Test, from whom Jon learns the art of psychopath-spotting. A skill which seemingly reveals that madness could indeed be at the heart of everything . . . Combining Jon Ronson's trademark humour, charm and investigative incision, The Psychopath Test is both entertaining and honest, unearthing dangerous truths and asking serious questions about how we define normality in a world where we are increasingly judged by our maddest edges.

Insights On Jon Ronson s The Psychopath Test

Insights On Jon Ronson   s The Psychopath Test
Author : Swift Reads
Publisher : Swift Books LLC
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Release : 2020-09-22
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Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insights On Jon Ronson s The Psychopath Test Book Description:

Download now to get key insights from this book in 15 minutes. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.

The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test
Author : Jon Ronson
Publisher : Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
Total Pages : 275
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 1594488010
ISBN 13 : 9781594488016
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychopath Test Book Description:

Traces how the author's investigation into an alleged hoax unexpectedly drew him into the mental-health industry, explaining how an influential psychologist revealed the psychopathic profiles of top CEOs and politicians while imparting strategies for recognizing psychopathic behavior. By the best-selling author of The Men Who Stare at Goats. 35,000 first printing.

The Psychopath Inside

The Psychopath Inside
Author : James Fallon
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2013-10-31
ISBN 10 : 9781101603925
ISBN 13 : 1101603925
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychopath Inside Book Description:

“Compelling, essential reading for understanding the underpinnings of psychopathy.” — M. E. Thomas, author of Confessions of a Sociopath For his first fifty-eight years, James Fallon was by all appearances a normal guy. A successful neuroscientist and professor, he’d been raised in a loving family, married his high school sweetheart, and had three kids and lots of friends. Then he learned a shocking truth that would not only disrupt his personal and professional life, but would lead him to question the very nature of his own identity. While researching serial killers, he uncovered a pattern in their brain scans that helped explain their cold and violent behavior. Astonishingly, his own scan matched that pattern. And a few months later he learned that he was descended from a long line of murderers. Fallon set out to reconcile the truth about his own brain with everything he knew as a scientist about the mind, behavior, and personality.

Empiricism and the Foundations of Psychology

Empiricism and the Foundations of Psychology
Author : John-Michael Kuczynski
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages : 477
Release : 2012-09-20
ISBN 10 : 9789027273857
ISBN 13 : 9027273855
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empiricism and the Foundations of Psychology Book Description:

Intended for philosophically minded psychologists and psychologically minded philosophers, this book identifies the ways that psychology has hobbled itself by adhering too strictly to empiricism, this being the doctrine that all knowledge is observation-based. In the first part of this two-part work, we show that empiricism is false. In the second part, we identify the psychology-relevant consequences of this fact. Five of these are of special importance: (i) Whereas some psychopathologies (e.g. obsessive-compulsive disorder) corrupt the activity mediated by one’s psychological architecture, others (e.g. sociopathy) corrupt that architecture itself. (ii) The basic tenets of psychoanalysis are coherent. (iii) All propositional attitudes are beliefs. (iv) Selves are minds that self-evaluate. And: (v) It is by giving our thoughts a perceptible form that we enable ourselves to evaluate them, and it is by expressing ourselves in language and art that we give our thoughts a perceptible form. (Series A)

The Psychopath Machine

The Psychopath Machine
Author : Steve Smith
Publisher : FriesenPress
Total Pages : 213
Release : 2016-07-29
ISBN 10 : 9781460287859
ISBN 13 : 1460287851
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychopath Machine Book Description:

When Steve Smith set out to hitchhike from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Canada’s west coast back in 1968, he was just an eighteen-year-old hippie with an appetite for adventure. But a short way into his journey, a reckless decision to steal a car landed him in police custody. Afraid of getting caught with the two tabs of acid in his pocket, Steve popped them into his mouth. It was one of the worst decisions of his life. Mistaking his drug trip for a mental breakdown, the authorities placed him in Ontario’s notorious Oak Ridge mental health facility. While there, not only did he find himself shoulder-to-shoulder with people like notorious child killer Peter Woodcock and mass murderers Matt Lamb and Victor Hoffman, he also fell into the hands of someone worse: Dr. Elliot T. Barker. Over the next eight months, Barker subjected Steve and the other patients to a battery of unorthodox experiments involving LSD, scopolamine, methamphetamines, and other drugs. Steven also experienced numerous other forms of abuse and torture. Following his release, Steve continued to suffer the aftereffects of his Oak Ridge experience. For several years, he found himself in and out of prison—and back to Oak Ridge—before he was finally able to establish himself as a successful entrepreneur. Once he began investigating what happened to him during his youth, not even Steve was prepared for what he would discover about Barker, Oak Ridge, and one of the darkest periods in Canada’s treatment of mental health patients. The question remains: Was Oak Ridge and Dr. Barker trying to cure psychopaths or trying to create and direct them?

Reason and Emotion in International Ethics

Reason and Emotion in International Ethics
Author : Renée Jeffery
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 259
Release : 2014-06-12
ISBN 10 : 9781107037410
ISBN 13 : 1107037417
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reason and Emotion in International Ethics Book Description:

Examines the role played by the emotions in making moral judgments and motivating ethical actions in global politics.

The Psychopath Epidemic

The Psychopath Epidemic
Author : Cameron Reilly
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2020-01-07
ISBN 10 : 9780757323614
ISBN 13 : 0757323618
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychopath Epidemic Book Description:

Similar to the bestselling Sociopath Next Door comes a unique look at the psychopaths among us and how our society--from businesses and governments to religions--encourages and rewards psychopathic behavior, and what average citizens can do to survive and thrive when we must live with, learn from, or be led by sociopaths. Psychiatrists estimate that 1 percent of the adult population are psychopaths. That's about two million Americans. And they are our bosses, our politicians, our priests, and our neighbors. And they are running our economy and our lives. Every day in the news we hear about people in positions of power doing deplorable things--in business, politics, and government, from sexual harassment to polluting the environment to covering up crimes. And it's no wonder considering a small percentage of people wield a large amount of power, and that these very same people fit the definition of a "psychopath." A highly engaging and gripping read, Cameron Reilly's book adds to our growing understanding of sociopaths with a detailed analysis of how our society encourages and rewards psychopathic tendencies, and how, because of this, psychopaths the world over have risen to power. Using historical references to pop culture examples, Reilly offers a field guide to psychopaths--how to spot them and how to outmaneuver them so you can keep your sanity intact. This is the first-of-its-kind book to examine the shocking evidence and then suggest practical solutions for saving us all.

No Remorse Psychopathy and Criminal Justice

No Remorse  Psychopathy and Criminal Justice
Author : Jacqueline B. Helfgott
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2018-11-09
ISBN 10 : 9781440865756
ISBN 13 : 1440865752
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Remorse Psychopathy and Criminal Justice Book Description:

An in-depth interdisciplinary perspective on psychopathy suitable for those interested in criminology and criminal justice, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and other social science as well as general knowledge. • Offers an in-depth, interdisciplinary perspective on psychopathy, useful across a range of fields and for general readers • Covers the history of the concept of psychopathy, and its move into criminal justice policy and practice • Examines the remorse factor and its role in criminal proceedings • Reflects the subject knowledge of an author who is highly respected in the field of criminal justice and has been featured by media including CNN, ABC News, Court TV, Associated Press, and Oregon Public Radio

Making a Psychopath

Making a Psychopath
Author : Mark Freestone
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2020-10-15
ISBN 10 : 9781473577442
ISBN 13 : 1473577446
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making a Psychopath Book Description:

The closest you can get to the most dangerous minds. Find out what truly makes a psychopath, from the leading expert who helped to create Killing Eve's Villanelle. Dr Mark Freestone has worked on some of the most disturbing psychopath cases of recent times - this is his extraordinary journey with the people society would rather forget. Danny 'the Borderline' killed his defenceless friend without explanation. Tony 'the Conman' once tried to dupe someone into buying the Eiffel Tower. Jason 'the Liar' had a fantasy life that led to vicious murders around Europe. With its page-turning true crime storytelling and searing first-hand experience that will leave you reeling, this book opens up a window onto the unseen world of those who operate in a void of human emotion ... and asks how we will stop them. 'The psychiatrist who created Killing Eve's anti-heroine' The Telegraph 'The psychopath, revised' Psychology Today