Psychopathy is a personality disorder, that is, a chronic disturbance in an individual’s relations with self, others and their environment which results
in distress or failure to fulfil social roles and obligations . Personality
disorders affect how individuals think, feel and behave. Psychopathic personality disorder is a particular form of personality disorder that is characterised by three broad dimensions, an interpersonal style which is dominant, forceful, deceptive and grandiose, by an affective deficiency evidenced by a failure to experience
remorse or guilt, and by behaviour that can be described as impulsive and reckless . This pattern has been recognized in many societies.
This paper considers the similarities and differences of psychopathy in
different cultures and societies.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2009|
- psychopathic personality disorder
- forensic psychology