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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.
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psychopathy

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

a disorder of the mind. — psychopathic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
a mental disorder. — psychopath, n.psychopathic, adj.
See also: Psychology
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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
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psychopathy

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

psychopathy

n (= Med)Psychopathie f, → Geisteskrankheit f/-störung f
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May be you can recommend a specialist in psychopathy. I fancy I'm a bit loony."
ENPNewswire-September 3, 2019--UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI: Study discovers abnormal expression of genes in psychopathy
Since the inception of the Dark Triad of personality, standing on the pillars of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy (Paulhus & Williams, 2002), a great deal of research has shown that these personality traits can be culprits of unethical and counterproductive work behaviors (e.g., Baloch et al., 2017; Baka, 2018).
He added: "They will often have a personality disorder such as psychopathy or they may be experiencing some form of psychosis."
These studies have also shown that, when observing another's pain, this region is more active in people with high levels of empathy and less active in people with psychopathy. However, those earlier investigations did not clarify the underlying mechanisms or the cells involved.
evil, and psychopathy from Patricia Highsmiths Strangers on a Train (1950), as well as such elements as the developing "friendships" of the main characters during travel, drinking to excess, and a habit of chewing on fingers.
The author explores how the concept of psychopathy has made its way into criminology and criminal justice.
For decades, he has studied people with psychopathy, and worked with them, in prisons and elsewhere.
Doha College recently hosted a two-day conference that explored the neuroscience behind psychopathy. Students participated in career workshops in forensic psychology, crime scene investigation, prisoner rehabilitation psychology, sports psychology and elite performance psychology.
Negative personality predispositions were measured by using Adult Personality Assessment Questionnaire (Adult PAQ; Rohner, 2005) and psychopathic trends were measured by using Self-Report Psychopathy Scale-III-Revised (SRP-III-R; Paulhus, Neuman and Hare, 2009).