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lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)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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He believed that Burnett, who was sentenced to death for murder, fell into the category of a psychopathic personality as defined in recent mental health legislation - and thought he should be detained for compulsory treatment in a secure hospital.
Regarding specific facial variables, fWHR is one of the most studied, with evidence that linked it with leadership in both competitive and prosocial environments (Hahn et al., 2017), integrity (Ormiston et al., 2017), sexual desire, socio-sexuality and fidelity intention (Arnocky et al., 2017) and some psychopathic personality traits such as boldness, dominance, egocentricity impulsivity and general psychopathic scores (Anderl et al., 2016).
This edition emphasizes psychopathy and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders category of antisocial personality disorder, adding a new chapter on the concept of psychopathic personality. It also has a new chapter on the principles of law associated with an accused person's mental status.
The bill reacts to a January Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling in the case of Kirk Alan Fugelseth, 51, who was committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program after being judged sexually dangerous and a sexual psychopathic personality in 2003.
One of the main symptoms in very severe mental disorders like psychosis, autism or psychopathic personality is, in fact, the total lack of care about others and other's state of mind or feelings.
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.
Cuatro son los instrumentos y familias de referencia en la evaluacion de la psicopatia: la Psychopathy Checklist (PCL), la Levenson's Primary and Secondary Psychopathy Scales (LPSP), la Self-Report Psychopathy Scale (SRP), y el Psychopathic Personality Inventory (PPI).
Several researches found empirical support for the 3-factor model of adolescent psychopathic personality consisting of Impulsiveness, Narcissism, and CU traits (e.g., Frick, Kimonis, Dandreaux, & Farell, 2003; Vitacco, Rogers, & Neumann, 2003).
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).
The study of psychopathic personality or psychopathy can help elucidate this heterogeneity through examination of the different facets that constitute this disorder.