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psychopathy

 [si-kop´ah-the]
older term for a mental disorder, sometimes specifically antisocial personality disorder. adj., psychopath´ic.

psy·chop·a·thy

(sī-kop'ă-thē),
An older and inexact term referring to a pattern of antisocial or manipulative behavior engaged in by a psychopath.
See also: personality disorder.
[psycho- + G. pathos, disease]

psychopathy

(sī-kŏp′ə-thē)
n.
1. A personality disorder characterized by deceitfulness, manipulation, grandiosity, lack of empathy or guilt, and often aggressive or violent behavior. It is sometimes considered a subset of antisocial personality disorder.
2. Mental illness. No longer in clinical use.

psychopathy

[sīkōp′əthē]
any disease of the mind, congenital or acquired, not necessarily associated with subnormal intelligence. Also called psychopathia.

psychopathy

 Antisocial personality disorder, see there.
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From the findings of several studies that have investigated the relationship between psychopathy, as measured by the PCL/PCL-R, and ASPD, as defined by the DSM, it appears that psychopathy is better conceptualized as a general personality factor that cuts across several Cluster B personality disorders than as a synonym for ASPD (Blackburn, 2007).
In the second step, a mediational model will stipulate that the association between attachment and psychopathy on one hand, and sexual risktaking on the other hand, is solely explained by substance use.
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It showed up in sixmonth-old babies who as adults committed more crimes and displayed more signs of psychopathy and antisocial behaviour than unaffected individuals.
It showed up in six month-old babies, who as adults committed more crimes and displayed more signs of psychopathy and anti-social behaviour than unaffected individuals.
The event looks at how we can understand incomprehensible events, using clinical observation, literature and art to explore issues including sexual addiction, revenge, psychopathy and murder.
Though studies show that criminal, antisocial parents tend to have deviant children, controversy still exists over whether the construct of psychopathy can be validly applied to youth.
This third volume in particular, with papers on the cognitive neuroscience of moral emotions, psychopathy, autism, and developmental morality, is a rich resource for anyone working in ethics.