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Murderous Minds
Murderous Minds: Exploring the Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil | Dean Haycock
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How many times have you seen a murder on the news or on a TV show like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and said to yourself, How could someone do something like that? Today, neuroscientists are imaging, mapping, testing and dissecting the source of the worst behavior imaginable in the brains of the people who lack a conscience: psychopaths. Neuroscientist Dean Haycock examines the behavior of real life psychopaths and discusses how their actions can be explained in scientific terms, from research that literally looks inside their brains to understanding how psychopaths, without empathy but very goal-oriented, think and act the way they do. Some dont commit crimes at all, but rather make use of their skills in the boardroom. But what does this mean for lawyers, judges, psychiatrists, victims, and readersfor anyone who has ever wondered how some people can be so bad. Could your nine-year-old be a psychopath? What about your co-worker? The ability to recognize psychopaths using the scientific method has vast implications for society, and yet is still loaded with consequences.
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An interesting account of the theories, research, controversies, and issues surrounding the construct of psychopathy and those who exhibit psychopathic traits. Fascinating discussion of the differences between “successful” and “unsuccessful” psychopaths, and where they tend to congregate in society.

CouronneDhiver Sounds fascinating! I don‘t think I‘m ready for it yet (in recovery from anxiety), but I‘m definitely curious 13mo
Amiable @CouronneDhiver It really is! Particularly the chapters about the specific industries where "successful sociopaths" tend to be prevalent. One of the top professions is surgeons. I work at a hospital, and that doesn't surprise me at all. (edited) 13mo
Tamra @Amiable oh dear 😬 13mo
Amiable @kaye This one might interest you, too? 13mo
Kaye Thanks for the tag @Amiable I‘ll check it out. 13mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker

I know I am late to this party but what the hell is going on in Making a Murderer!?

So many mistakes made by the police and these guys were still found guilty! What the hell?!

MinDea Have you watched Keepers yet? 3y
MinDea Or Mommy Dead and Dearest (or something like that...) 3y
That-Bookish-Hiker @MinDea yeah I watched Keepers last week😳 That made me pretty mad too lol. I was so surprised at the extent of the cover up. I did watch Mommy Deadest too. That poor girl. All of it it just so messed up. 3y
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