The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

  title={The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry},
  author={Ian Freckelton},
  journal={Psychiatry, Psychology and Law},
  pages={311 - 313}
  • I. Freckelton
  • Published 4 March 2014
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
Jon Ronson is a documentary producer and former journalist. He is a well known author. His The Men Who Stare at Goats, a review of the United State’s Army’s exploration of New Age concepts and the military application of the paranormal, was a best seller. In his latest work, which is partly comedic and partly an attempt at genuine intellectual exploration, he recounts his inquiries into the phenomenology of psychopathy. Ronson accessibly summarises classic writing on psychopathy, starting with… 
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