Children who cruelly disregard other people’s pain and psychopathic criminal offenders show dysfunction in similar brain regions— but new research finds that the changes may lead in opposite directions.
It’s too simplistic to think of psychopaths as being murderers or law-breakers, says Oxford psychologist Kevin Dutton.
Presidential success is linked with fearless dominance, a psychopathic trait of boldness that can sometimes turn reckless
Why judges hand down shorter sentences to convicted psychopaths when their behavior is blamed on the brain
Psychopathic serial killers are a source of infinite public fascination. If best-selling novels, hit TV series and popular films are any indication, you’d think real-life Hannibal Lecters were constantly running amok in the U.S. …
Psychologist Robert Hare’s Psychopathy Checklist is the most widely used diagnostic tool to identify psychopathy — not only in prisons and institutions. If you give the test to CEOs or other corporate executives, Hare says, a …
Pity the poor psychopathic criminal. O.K., pity might be a strong word, but cut them a little slack. A new study in the journal Psychological Science shows that one of the reasons for their characteristic badness to the bone is …
There are lots of reasons students cheat — lack of preparation, lack of academic aptitude, sheer laziness. Now a new study suggests another explanation: it’s coded in their personality.
A new study suggests that the widowed do better with chronic pain than married people — or anyone else.
We like it when we get away with cheating— and not just in relationships.
TIME speaks with Dr. Renee Sorrentino of Massachusetts’ Institute for Sexual Wellness about sex-offender treatment and her work with pedophiles