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Author Blair, James, MD.

Title The psychopath : emotion and the brain / James Blair, Derek Mitchell, and Karina Blair
Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  616.8582 Bla/Pea  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 201 pages : illustrations
Contents 1. What is psychopathy? -- 2. The background facts -- 3. What is the ultimate cause of psychopathy? -- 4. The psychopathic individual : the functional impairment -- 5. Cognitive accounts of psychopathy -- 6. Neural accounts of psychopathy -- 7. A neurocognitive account of reactive aggression -- 8. A neurocognitive account of psychopathy -- 9. Conundrums and conclusions
Summary "This timely new book separates fact from fiction. It presents the scientific facts of psychopathy and antisocial behavior, addressing critical issues such as the definition of psychopathy, the number of psychopathic individuals in society, whether they can be treated, and whether psychopathy is down to nature or nurture." "More controversially, the authors present their ground-breaking research into whether an underlying abnormality in brain development, reducing emotional learning, is at the heart of the disorder. The resulting theory could lead to early diagnosis and revolutionize the way society, the media, and the state both view and contend with the psychopaths in our midst."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Antisocial personality disorders.
Author Blair, Karina.
Mitchell, Derek Robert.
LC no. 2005002631
ISBN 0631233350 (hard cover : alk. paper)
9780631233350 (hard cover : alk. paper)