psychopathy


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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.

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.
LaBute's play looks at the nature of intimacy and psychopathy related to people's willingness to do anything to their bodies and the bodies of others.
He was astonished about the simplicity of ideas and misconceptions about psychopathy of other scholars.
This distinction is important because ASPD and psychopathy are likely distinct constructs, and their differences affect both the interpretation of published research and the likely prognosis for treatment (Reid & Thorne, 2006; Wallace, Vitale, & Newman, 1999).
It is in light of these models that number of sexual partners and age at first intercourse were selected as markers of risky sexual behaviour in relation to substance use and psychopathy.
Lawrie was given a life sentence, and after being diagnosed with psychopathy, was admitted to a secure psychiatric hospital.
6 per cent of girls and 13 per cent of boys show indications of developing an eating disorder and these children are at high risk of developing a more severe psychopathy.
On the other hand we have body counts that we have to process, and somehow understand on a daily basis, without degenerating into callousness, even complete psychopathy.
He does not display the personality characteristics of narcissism and of psychopathy that are mostly associated with men in abusive relationships and have been linked to rage-type murders in intimate relationships.
The research involved 30 inmates who were psychologically assessed using the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R) which measures psychotic characteristics.
Readers get an abbreviated tour of personality theory beginning with Hippocrates' four temperaments and rapidly proceeding to Cattell's sweet 16, the Big Five, and the final four factor model from Robert Hare's revision of the well-known Hare Psychopathy Checklist.
Study participants were measured on their 'dark' personality traits - sadism, psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism.