psychopathy


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Related to psychopathy: antisocial personality disorder

psy·chop·a·thy

 (sī-kŏp′ə-thē)
n.
1. A personality disorder characterized by deceitfulness, manipulation, grandiosity, lack of empathy or guilt, and often aggressive or violent behavior. It is sometimes considered a subset of antisocial personality disorder.
2. Mental illness. No longer in clinical use.

psychopathy

(saɪˈkɒpəθɪ)
n
1. (Psychiatry) another name for psychopathic personality
2. (Psychiatry) any mental disorder or disease

psy•chop•a•thy

(saɪˈkɒp ə θi)

n., pl. -thies.
1. a character or personality disorder distinguished by chronic amoral or antisocial behavior without feelings of remorse.
2. any mental disease.
[1840–50]

psychopathy

a disorder of the mind. — psychopathic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
a mental disorder. — psychopath, n.psychopathic, adj.
See also: Psychology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychopathy - any disease of the mindpsychopathy - any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
megalomania - a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
insanity - relatively permanent disorder of the mind
psychosis - any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted

psychopathy

noun
Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely:
Psychiatry: mania.
Psychology: aberration, alienation.
Translations

psychopathy

n (= Med)Psychopathie f, → Geisteskrankheit f/-störung f
References in classic literature ?
May be you can recommend a specialist in psychopathy.
Por exemplo, Harris, Rice e Cormier (1991), em um estudo longitudinal, relataram que 77% dos individuos prisioneiros com altos escores em psicopatia na escala Psychopathy Checklist (Hare, 1980) haviam reincidido criminalmente apos um periodo de 10 anos.
Psychopathy is one of the most studied personality disorders.
Este articulo tiene como objetivo hacer una revision teorica de la investigacion realizada por Zuniga (2008) que pretende ser un aporte a la caracterizacion psicometrica del instrumento Psychopathy Checklist Youth Version, evaluando su confiabilidad y validez; y del estudio de Leon, Asun y Folino (2010) que contribuye con hallazgos empiricos significativos referentes a factores de riesgo en el desarrollo de un trastorno psicopatico en la adultez, cuyo resultado permite tomar las precauciones pertinentes cuando este constructo se evalua en jovenes menores de 18 anos.
Psychopathy is a broad term that covers a severe personality disorder characterized by callousness, manipulation, sensation-seeking and antisocial behaviors, traits which may also be found in otherwise healthy and functional people.
Escala de evaluacion de la psicopatia infantil modificada" (Modified Child Psychopathy Scale (mCPS; Lynam, 1997; Lynam y Gudonis, 2005).
He explores the consequences of the interbrain for human behavior, theory-of-mind connections, the role of narrative, connections through common knowledge as different from the interbrain, connections between leaders and groups, and how morality and violent expression can be traced to conflicts between the interbrain and shared common knowledge, in terms of war, terrorism, and psychopathy.
This most unfortunate incident has multiple dimensions: (i) family being less careful towards their children rearing; (ii) why and how the person psychopath like Imran having heinous criminal mentality are grown and their family are so ignorant towards their criminal mentality growth; (iii) state apathy to deal with social crime of psychopathy.
The team used the concept of Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) - first devised in the 1970s - to examine the participants.
Although there had not been a definite diagnosis, it had evidence from psychologists who said Wright showed signs of psychopathy, he told the court.
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House is the venue on Saturday when Jon, accompanied once again by his riveting female companions, will take his audience into the extraordinary world of psychopathy.
php) Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale , a widely accepted test of psychopathy.