The role of psychopathy and sexuality

Studies have found that psychopathy scores correlated with repeated imprisonment, detention in higher security, disciplinary infractions, and substance misuse. The confluence of early childhood attachment disruptions, severe psychopathy, other personality disorder pathology, and a traumagenic abuse history likely contributed to her having serially murdered seven victims.

An attempt to clarify some issues about the so-called psychopathic personality. A study by Farrington of a sample of London males followed between age 8 and 48 included studying which factors scored 10 or more on the PCL: In fact, Kraepelin's division of serious mental illnesses into two basic forms, manic depression and schizophrenia, which he called dementia praecox, established the fundamental categories for the classification of mental disorders that is still followed today.

But while Prichard's term originally designated emotional-volitional disorders in general, in France and the German states moral insanity took on a more specific meaning, referring to violent, immoral, and criminal behavior that was attributed to an isolated defect of the "moral sense" Wetzell,p.

Psychiatrists such as German Krafft-Ebing started to offer degeneration as an explanation for a wide variety of socially condemned behaviors, including crime, prostitution, and homosexuality Wetzell,pp. The term psychopathic was used as a label to signify Koch's belief that a physical basis existed for these "constitutional" impairments.

Psychoanalytic Insight and the Psychopathoffered a historical review of past psychoanalytic contributions, although these papers focus more on psychological and environmental factors. Hans Kurella, German psychiatrist insisted that all criminal behavior was biologically determined and categorically rejected all sociological explanations of crime.

Schneider said that his work was not the study of asocial or delinquent personality. In other words, the personality and behavior a psychopath is a result of genetics whereas the personality and behavior of a sociopath is due to the environment.

Whether a boy came from a single mother or a weak father, the root and core of his problems as a man are one and the same. High psychopathy scores for both juveniles, as measured with these instruments, and adults, as measured with the PCL-R and other measurement tools, have similar associations with other variables, including similar ability in predicting violence and criminality.

We can also be shapeshifters, smooth-talking, and charming. The idea of psychopathy as distinct from other mental disorders began to gain acceptance. Kraepelin called for the medicalization of criminal justice, proposing that the practice of fixed prison sentences be abolished in favor of indefinite detention in institutions modeled on insane asylums Wetzell,p.

Distinguished between primary psychopaths and secondary "neurotic" psychopaths. A brief historical context.

A study of conditional releases for Canadian male federal offenders found that psychopathy was related to more violent and non-violent offences but not more sexual offences.

Are callous unemotional traits all in the eyes. Radebe stated that the Department of Justice acknowledged the need for a specific legal framework for hate crimes and that the matter would be subjected to public debate.

Secondary psychopaths' hostile, antisocial behavior was thought to reflect a character neurosis traceable to environmental causes, whereas that of the primary psychopath was thought to reflect the "instinctive emotional organization of a subhuman animal' which is rooted chiefly in constitutional deficits.

In general, Gall helped to popularize the notion that many criminals committed their crimes as a result of innate propensities see Wetzell,pp. Tuesday, May 26, Sexuality and sociopathy Sociopathy is a personality disorder.

What is adverse may differ depending on the underlying predisposition: The criteria of APD is easy to measure, resulting in an over inclusive, highly reliable diagnosis but with questionable validity, especially when considering the personality features associated with psychopathy.

However, a further study using the same tests found that prisoners scoring high on the PCL were more likely to endorse impersonal harm or rule violations than non-psychopathic controls were.

Composite and Environmental Measures.


Thus, he avoided the tautology inherent in conceptions of antisocial personality that are defined in term of social deviance whereupon the diagnosis is then used to explain deviant behavior" Livesley,p. Concluded that the two essential features of psychopathy are lovelessness and guiltlessness.

Secondary features, stemming from those two, are aggressiveness, lack of shame or guilt, inability to profit from experience, and lack of appropriate motivation. Behavioral Ratings and Checklists. The prevalence of psychopathy among domestic abusers indicate that the core characteristics of psychopathy, such as callousness, remorselessness, and a lack of close interpersonal bonds, predispose those with psychopathy to committing domestic abuse, and suggest that the domestic abuses committed by these individuals are callously perpetrated i.

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Low fear including stress-tolerance, toleration of unfamiliarity and danger, and high self-confidence and social assertiveness. Measures of Aptitude and Achievement.

These individuals might represent a population for which early intervention or treatment in adulthood might be beneficial for society. How A Lost Boy Quits 7.

Koch proposed the term psychopathic inferiority as an alternative to moral insanity to refer to these individuals. Terrorists are sometimes considered psychopathic, and comparisons may be drawn with traits such as antisocial violence, a selfish world view that precludes the welfare of others, a lack of remorse or guilt, and blame externalization.

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A listing of psychological research being conducted online. The purpose of this research project focused on “the role psychopathy and sexuality play in a female serial killer” who acted alone without a male counterpart (Myers, ). THE METHOD This research was based on a case study based on Aileen Wuoronos, the only American serial sexual murder as well as the only known serial killer (Myers, ).

Gilbert Gonzales of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, who worked with this study, thinks so-called “minority stress” may account for health differences between heterosexuals and gay, lesbian and bisexual people.

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