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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

 Antisocial personality disorder, see there.
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In the newly published study, the researchers used stem cell technology to analyse the expression of genes and proteins that have been associated with psychopathy. The study participants' skin cells were used to create pluripotent stem cells, which were then differentiated into cortical neurons and astrocytes.
Figure 2 suggests Dark Triad is not directly related to corruption intention; nevertheless, this latent variable (high narcissism and Machiavellianism and low psychopathy) contributes significantly and positively to anxiety (.36, p < .001), which, in turn, was significantly associated with corruption intention (.17, p < .001), supporting H1.
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Soltes in fact cites Ramamoorti's research twice in his book, discussing dark triad personalities, especially psychopathy, with the statement, "To the extent that corporate misconduct harms both investors and employees, it would not be entirely surprising to find a correlation between having a lower level of empathy and an individual's propensity to engage in corporate misconduct" (p.
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