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By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on March 18, 2019 in The Human Equation
While managers and employees are aware of the potential for workplace violence, few think of it in terms of a coworker dying from an intentional poisoning. But it happens.
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on March 05, 2019 in Insight Is 20/20
Questions about Michael Jackson's personal life focus on whether he was a pedophile. The film underscores a deeper question about the overlap between pedophiles and psychopaths.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on February 11, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Did you ever notice that your dog seems to care way more than your cat does? Here is an evolutionary analysis to help us make sense of this fact.
By Julia Shaw Ph.D. on February 07, 2019 in Making Evil
We have gone to great lengths to both mystify and monsterize psychopaths. It's time to dispel these six common misconceptions.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on January 09, 2019 in Shadow Boxing
Despite their rarity, female lust killers show us a dark side of human nature equal to male depravity.
By Neel Burton M.D. on January 03, 2019 in Hide and Seek
Successful versus unsuccessful psychopaths.
By David S. Chester Ph.D. on December 27, 2018 in The Harm Done
Why are sadists aggressive? They turn your suffering into their satisfaction.
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on December 12, 2018 in Insight Is 20/20
I am often asked, "What's the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath?" There's no good answer, because it's a bad question that must be reframed.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
Shocking deviant sexual crimes make us wonder how these offenders became this way and what we should do with them.
By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on November 12, 2018 in The Social Thinker
Most know what a male psychopath looks like. But female psychopaths are far harder to identify. Here are two key differences to help you spot the female psychopath in your life.
By Lloyd I Sederer M.D. on October 20, 2018 in Therapy, It’s More Than Just Talk
The attack was perpetrated by one man, Anders Breivik, in his 20s, with a back story of being a loner, suffused with xenophobic, neo-Nazi ideas.
By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on October 08, 2018 in The Human Equation
Over 100 years ago, Charles Spearman identified a general factor of intelligence. Today, researchers say there is a general factor for evil, a dark core of personality traits.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on September 20, 2018 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
A recent study claims that psychopaths are unfairly stigmatized by society. Although misconceptions are common, psychopaths' negative qualities should not be understated.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on August 25, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Psychopathic traits in corporate leaders have come under scrutiny with each new scandal. New research shows there's a tale of two sexes in the psychopathy-leadership relationship.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
When personal interest has high stakes, some serial killers up their victim numbers. We should make sure to evaluate their claims carefully.
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on July 06, 2018 in Talking About Trauma
Research shows that various factors contribute to the development of murderers.
By John Elder Robison on June 02, 2018 in My Life With Asperger's
Some people say the definition of autism is so broad, everyone's autistic. Others say the current definition is the best we have. Who's right?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on May 29, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
For people high in psychopathy, patience isn’t a virtue that comes automatically, as shown by new research relating this key ability to mental health.
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on May 16, 2018 in Your Brain on Food
Marijuana users who also smoke cigarettes face a challenging dilemma: do they feel genetically lucky?
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on May 12, 2018 in Wicked Deeds
Some serial killers seek out public notoriety, and actively engage in the creation of their public image by corresponding with the police and news media.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Making a great first impression is a surefire way to get others to trust you. New research on people high in the Dark Tetrad traits shows why they fail when meeting new people.
By Lloyd I Sederer M.D. on March 25, 2018 in Therapy, It’s More Than Just Talk
Unpacking Unsane and Priceless, two films about abductions that could not be more different.
By Krystine I. Batcho Ph.D. on March 19, 2018 in Longing for Nostalgia
Is the stigma associated with hearing voices warranted?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on March 10, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Having a relationship with a toxic person is bad enough, but when your boss is toxic, there’s even more at stake. New research shows how the toxic manage to succeed.
By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP on February 22, 2018 in Do the Right Thing
Even the experts, never mind politicians, advocates, and celebrities, can't offer a more powerful strategy to prevent violence and sexual exploitation than social engineering.