Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

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Guilford Press, 1999 - Psychology - 236 pages
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Translates essential findings from experimental psychology and cognitive psychophysiology to examine the nature of psychopathy, its salient characteristics, and its effects on society. This book provides information and advice for anyone seeking to understand, evaluate, or rehabilitate these dangerous men and women. It also serves as a supplemental text in psychopathology courses, at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  

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User Review  - Yael - Goodreads

Have you ever had someone in your life, or the lives of loved ones or friends, who left devastation and wreckage everywhere he went, a chronic liar and con-artist, manipulative and completely without ... Read full review

Review: Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

User Review  - Drake - Goodreads

Robert Hare, the creator of the Psychopathy Test used throughout prisons, documents his clinical and personal experiences with psychopaths in this fascinating book. The focus is mostly upon prisoners ... Read full review

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Contents

The Problem
1
Experiencing the Psychopath
8
Focusing the Picture
21
The Profile Feelings and Relationships
33
The Profile Lifestyle
57
Internal Controls The Missing Piece
71
Crime The Logical Choice
83
WhiteCollar Psychopaths
102
Flies in the Web
144
The Roots of the Problem
155
The Ethics of Labeling
180
Can Anything Be Done?
192
A Survival Guide
207
Epilogue
219
Chapter Notes
221
Copyright

Words from an Overcoat Pocket
124

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Robert D. Hare, PhD, has conducted influential research on psychopathy for over 25 years. Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the developer of one of the world's most widely used tools for assessing psychopathy, Dr. Hare is the author of over 100 professional articles and several books. In recognition of the enormous impact that his work on psychopathy has had worldwide, the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy named their lifetime achievement award after him. In 2005, he was the first recipient of the R.D. Hare Lifetime Achievement Award.

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