The emergence and development of psychopathy

  title={The emergence and development of psychopathy},
  author={James Horley},
  journal={History of the Human Sciences},
  pages={110 - 91}
  • J. Horley
  • Published 22 July 2014
  • Psychology
  • History of the Human Sciences
Currently, psychopathy and related terms such as antisocial personality disorder are popular yet problematic constructs within forensic psychology and other disciplines. Psychopathy is traced typically to the works of Pinel and Prichard in the early 19th century, and it has even been linked to biblical passages, although there appears to be little or no support for the latter claim. The first use of the term psychopathy in German psychiatry of the mid-19th century referred only to psychological… 

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