Exploring the Criminal Psychopathic Brain

Gain insight into why some people lack empathy and a conscience.

Provided by:
Dean A. Haycock

New York

50 minutes

Unlimited

English

Price: $1500

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Intro

How many times have you heard of a crime attributed to a psychopathic individual, perhaps in a news report or on a TV show, and asked yourself “how could someone do something like that?” Today, neuroscientists are imaging, mapping, testing and dissecting the source of the worst behavior imaginable in the brains of people who lack a conscience. This riveting presentation examines the behavior of real-life psychopathic individuals and discusses how their actions may be explained in scientific terms. It also distinguishes criminal from “successful,” nonviolent, psychopathic personalities… those who live and work among us.
The ability to recognize psychopathic persons using the scientific method has vast implications for society, and also raises controversial concerns that should be discussed.

About Dean

Science writer Dean A. Haycock's books include "Murderous Minds, Exploring the Criminal Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil," and "Characters on the Couch, Exploring Psychology Through Literature and Film." He earned a Ph.D. in neurobiology from Brown University and a fellowship at The Rockefeller University. The results of his research, conducted in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry, have been published in a variety of peer-reviewed academic journals. He has appeared on HuffPost Live; Science Friday (National Public Radio), the Rubin Museum of Art Brainwave Series and the World Science Festival.

...an informed, masterful account of the theory, research, controversies, and issues surrounding the construct of psychopathy . . . His balanced and scientifically sound coverage of the literature and issues are admirable and refreshing. . . Highly recommended.

Robert D. Hare, Ph.D, author of Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

What to expect

Gain an understanding of what scientists are learning about one of the most fascinating and widely misunderstood personality types in our society, the psychopathic individual. Learn to distinguish fact from fiction regarding the use and misuse of the word “psychopath” in popular culture.
You’ll also be surprised to learn that not all psychopathic people are violent, that boardrooms and Wall Street are not teeming with psychopathic characters, that prisons are not full of psychopathic inmates, that psychopathic persons are not insane, and that not all mass murderers are psychopathic.
The science is explained accurately and without hype, but in a way that is interesting and understandable for members of the general public.

 

You'll be surprised by

How entertaining this talk is!

Benefits
  • Gain increased understanding of why some of the worst people you may ever encounter act the way they do
  • Pick up insights into how the brain regulates emotions and feelings of empathy
  • Highly engaging
  • Gain tools to us in your everyday life
Important Information

A screen/ projector is required for this talk.

Reviews
  • Robert D. Hare, Ph.D

    author of Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

    June 2017

    ...an informed, masterful account of the theory, research, controversies, and issues surrounding the construct of psychopathy . . . His balanced and scientifically sound coverage of the literature and issues are admirable and refreshing. . . Highly recommended.

  • Library Journal

    May 2017

    ­Haycock's solid overview of neurobiology is recommended for those who deal with criminal psychopaths, but also for anyone who reports on or who is interested in the subject.

  • Publisher's Weekly

    March 2017

    In this fascinating page-turner, neurobiologist Haycock tries to uncover the correlation between brain abnormalities and violent behavior.

  • Frank M Ochberg, MD

    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Michigan State

    February 2017

    Bravo! Dean Haycock describes the psychopath with compelling clarity and accuracy. . . This book helps the professional and the concerned citizen know just what it means to be psychopathic.

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Price: $1500