Who do you think of when you read or hear the word, psychopath? Rarely does anyone think of the mild-mannered neuroscientist next door. We speak to two experts about what the term actually means in the medical world, how it’s tested for in various people and why many who have psychopathic tendencies are able to function in a non-violent, productive manner.
- Scott Lilienfeld, Professor of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
- James Fallon, neuroscientist at University of California-Irvine, author of The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientists Personal Journey Into the Dark Side of the Brain.
Links for more information:
- Psychology Today: Psychopathy.
- NCBI Resources: Psychopathy: cognitive and neural dysfunction.