Psychopathy

  • (noun): Any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention.
    Synonyms: mental illness, mental disease

Some articles on psychopathy:

Dark Triad - History
... Narcissism is debatably the oldest, dating back to Sigmund Freud psychopathy and Machiavellianism are more recent ... Psychopathy, like narcissism, is a concept rooted in clinical and abnormal psychology ... claimed that Machiavellianism is nothing more than a mild form of psychopathy aside from their relative severity, there is no difference between them ...
Remorse - Psychological Disorder Aspects
... a lack of remorse influences the jury even more because it is one trait of psychopathy ... Psychopathy represents a configuration of traits that are missing within a person's personality, such as a lack of empathy and remorse ... Assessments of psychopathy are introduced to direct a relatively wide variety of questions in the legal system, so investigators have started examining the effects of psychopathy evidences ...
The Mask Of Sanity
... It is considered a seminal work and the most influential clinical description of psychopathy in the twentieth century ... The basic elements of psychopathy outlined by Cleckley are still relevant today ... the name and standards for the classification of psychopathy to antisocial personality disorder, incorporating most of Cleckley's 16 characteristics of a psychopath listed below ...
Psychopathy, A Disorder Characterized By A Lack of Prosocial Behavior
... In 1941 Hervey Cleckley described psychopathy as a disorder in which individuals often initially appear intelligent, charming, and even kind but are in fact egocentric, grandiose and impulsive ... Today, psychopathy is described as a personality disorder that is characterized by decreased anxiety, fear, and social closeness as well as increased impulsivity ... One common misconception about psychopathy though is that all psychopaths are serial killers or other vicious criminals ...