psychopathic personality


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psychopathic personality

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(Psychiatry) psychiatry an antisocial personality characterized by the failure to develop any sense of moral responsibility and the capability of performing violent or antisocial acts
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Noun1.psychopathic personality - a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affectpsychopathic personality - a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)
personality disorder - inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior
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Civil Published   Civil Commitment SDP; Discharge Respondent was civilly committed as a sexually dangerous person and a sexual psychopathic personality in 2003.
Psychopathic personality traits could cause someone to act impulsively and aggressively without empathy; lie or manipulate others; and be self-centered and arrogant, although they may sometimes come off charming.
Specifically, the statute requires that the state demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that an individual is sexually dangerous or has a sexually psychopathic personality and the individual is highly likely to reoffend.
Several researches found empirical support for the 3-factor model of adolescent psychopathic personality consisting of Impulsiveness, Narcissism, and CU traits (e.
Psychologist Dr Daniel Boduszek, from the University of Huddersfield, worked with 1,800 prisoners at maximum security jails to develop the Psychopathic Personality Traits Scale (PPTS).
It covers crime and crime trends in the state; policing at the state and local levels; the organization of the court system and how cases progress through it; corrections; involuntary commitment due to acute inpatient psychiatric services or sexual psychopathic personality, as well as for sexually dangerous or mentally ill and dangerous individuals; juvenile delinquency and justice; gangs and gangsters; the role of the federal system; the death penalty; and emerging crime and justice issues.
Clinicians with an interest in gaining more knowledge in these topics should try to receive trainimg in the assesssment of psychopathy, with tools such as the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP) or the PCL-R, and in risk assessment training, with tools such as the Historical Clinical Risk Management (HCR-20 V3).
The study of psychopathic personality or psychopathy can help elucidate this heterogeneity through examination of the different facets that constitute this disorder.
The court heard Witcomb had been discharged from the army as a psychopathic personality with anti-social trends.
25) Hervey Cleckley, The Mask of Sanity: An Attempt to Re-Interpret Some Issues About the So-called Psychopathic Personality (1st ed.
Early sexual behaviours are thought to be facilitated by poor impulse control, opportunistic behaviours stemming from psychopathic personality traits, and insecure attachment orientations which are mediated by substance use.
Psychopathic personality traits: Heritability and genetic overlap with internalizing and externalizing psychopathology.