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Psychopathy: An Introduction to Biological Findings and Their Implications

Andrea L. Glenn and Adrian Raine


The last two decades have seen tremendous growth in biological research on psychopathy, a mental disorder distinguished by traits including a lack of empathy or emotional response, egocentricity, impulsivity, and stimulation seeking. But how does a psychopath's brain work? What makes a psychopath? This book provides a concise, non-technical overview of the research in the areas of genetics, hormones, brain imaging, neuropsychology, environmental influences, and more, focusing on explaining what we currently know about the biological foundations for this disorder and offering insights into pred ... More

Keywords: psychopathy, empathy, emotional response, egocentricity impulsivity, stimulation seeking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814777053
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814777053.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea L. Glenn, author

Adrian Raine, author