Psychopathy versus sociopathy: Why the distinction has become crucial

  title={Psychopathy versus sociopathy: Why the distinction has become crucial},
  author={Jack Pemment},
  journal={Aggression and Violent Behavior},
  • Jack Pemment
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Psychology
  • Aggression and Violent Behavior

Serial Murder, Psychopathy, and Objectification

Why are psychopathic serial murderers like Ted Bundy and Edmund Kemper so often cited as examples of evil people? Does it have something to do with serial murder? Does it have something to do with

Antisocial Personality Disorder: Understanding Sub-Categories Review

Author(s): Mirassou, Angelina | Abstract: This literature review looks at how these terms can affect brain studies, diagnosis and criminology. Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is a complex term

Temporal experience, emotions and decision making in psychopathy

  • A. Berninger
  • Psychology
    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
  • 2016
Psychopaths and their actions are puzzling to us. Part of the puzzlement is moral in nature.We do not understand how anyone could be so cold and heartless, so free of guilt and pangs of conscience. A

"Corporate Psychopaths" in Public Agencies?

Corporate leaders with psychopathic traits are the subject of a growing scientific literature. Recently, scholars have begun to examine such personalities in public agencies. In this article, we

Structural variation of the insula and psychopathic traits: a community sample study

Psychopathy is a personality disorder marked by deficit in emotional processing, antisocial behavior, interpersonal manipulation and impulsive and erratic lifestyle. Functional and structural imaging

Women and men of mafia between traditional cultural contexts and new social roles.

Results showed some gender difference with the women having a higher score on Factor 1, in contrast to men who showed a lower score, which is consistent with a mentality characterized by beliefs and practices determined by a deviant culture rather than psychopathology.

The Neurocognitive Criminology of Avenging Memories: Dissociative Violence in Young-ha Kim's The Mnemonics of a Murderer

  • H. Shin
  • Psychology
    Journal of Korean Studies
  • 2018
Abstract:Young-ha Kim's 2013 crime thriller The Mnemonics of a Murderer is a tale of neurocognitive apocalypse, wherein selfhood built upon dissociative violence turns on its own self. In the novel,

Organisational psychopaths: a ten year update

Purpose – This current paper reviews the theoretical speculations concerning psychopaths in the workplace that were originally presented in a paper published in this journal in 2006. The 2006 paper

Cyber-Psychopathy: Examining the Relationship between Dark E-Personality and Online Misconduct

Currently, there is a lack of research investigating how the unique structural conditions of cyberspace may influence the expression of ‘dark’ personality and the role of such e-personality in



Psychopathy and the posterior hippocampus

Altered connections on the road to psychopathy

In vivo diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging tractography is used to analyse the microstructural integrity of the UF in psychopaths and suggests that abnormalities in a specific amygdala–OFC limbic network underpin the neurobiological basis of psychopathy.

Psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder conundrum.

  • J. Ogloff
  • Psychology
    The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry
  • 2006
The diagnostic criteria for psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and dissocial Personality disorder are compared and consideration is given to the assessment, prevalence, and implications of psychopathy for violence risk and treatment efficacy.

Emotion in the criminal psychopath: fear image processing.

Results are consistent with the idea that semantic and emotional processes are dissociated in psychopaths, and high scores on the antisocial behavior factor of psychopathy predicted imagery response deficits.

The spectrum of sociopathy in dementia.

Dementia patients who had been in trouble with the law were divided into two groups: 22 who committed impulsive sociopathic acts and 11 who committed non-impulsive acts, which tended to have frontally predominant illnesses such as frontotemporal dementia or Huntington's disease.

Impaired social response reversal. A case of 'acquired sociopathy'.

A patient who, following trauma to the right frontal region, including the orbitofrontal cortex, presented with 'acquired sociopathy' is reported, suggesting that J.S.'s impairment is due to a reduced ability to generate expectations of others' negative emotional reactions, in particular anger.

Frontal-lobe dysfunction and antisocial behavior: a review.

Frontal-lobe dysfunction is discussed in the context of the "minimal brain dysfunction" hypothesis of criminal behavior and its relationship to antisocial behavior.

The psychopath as observer: emotion and attention in picture processing.

Results indicate a heightened aversion threshold in psychopaths, and deficient reflex modulation at early times suggested a weakness in initial stimulus evaluation among psychopaths.

Corpus callosum abnormalities in psychopathic antisocial individuals.

CONTEXT Psychopathic antisocial individuals have previously been characterized by abnormal interhemispheric processing and callosal functioning, but there have been no studies on the structural