Sociopathy and psychopathy, characteristics and differences

Stociopathy and psychopathy are two terms that we often consider “interchangeable”, but in truth they hide substantial differences You may have heard (or used, admit it) the terms sociopath and psychopath a thousand times and it’s never something beautiful. Let’s also say that we associate these words with an “altered” mental state, out of the … Read more

Psychosis is not psychopathy: differences in symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Psychosis is a short-term acute condition which, if treated, leads in most cases to complete recovery Psychopathy, on the other hand, consists of a personality disorder with antisocial characteristics, which include: lack of empathy, the ability to understand the emotions of others, manipulative character, disinterest in the consequences of one’s actions. People with antisocial personalities … Read more

Psychopathy and decision making: the need for instant gratification

Psychopathy is a personality disorder characterized by antisocial behavior and affective and interpersonal detachment (Benning, Patrick, Blonigen, Hicks, & Iacono, 2005). Diagnosis is generally based on the assessment of two main dimensions: emotional detachment and antisocial behavior. Eleonora Poli – OPEN SCHOOL Cognitive Psychotherapy and Research, Venice Mestre The first dimension of psychopathy includes personality … Read more

An expert in psychopathy analyzes the character of Ethan Hawke in ‘Black Phone’

Psychopathy has been taken to the movies on many occasions. This kind of psychological horror based on a psychopathic protagonist has been developed to the point of being considered almost its own subgenre within the great mixed bag that means horror movies. Reinventing this leading figure (who drinks so much from literature) is very difficult … Read more

May the psychopathy of authoritarians not intoxicate society

Many words are used without knowing their meaning well.. Among them, the term “psychopathy” has increased in frequency. Some time ago I pointed out that it entails, fundamentally, the absence of guilt and sorrow. A psychopath does not suffer from them like the generality of people. Hence the perplexity that certain individuals arouse by their … Read more

“If the person produces images of sexual abuse we have 100% psychopathy”

The official expert of the Judiciary of Córdoba, Marcela Scarafia, specializes in psychological profiles of groomers (an adult who harasses a minor through new technologies) as well as those who consume and distribute images linked to child sexual abuse. «They are different profiles“, explained this Master in Neuropsychology. Last Tuesday, 3 were held raids in … Read more

What science says about people with psychopathy (and why they have little to do with what police series show)

Arielle Baskin-Sommers The Conversation* April 26, 2022 Caption, The TV Psycho is a person who commits brutal murder, acts irresponsibly, and is icily undaunted. On any given day, millions of Americans (like millions of others around the world) settle in to watch their favorite crime shows. Whether it’s “FBI” on CBS, “Dexter,” “Mindhunter” on Netflix, … Read more

Distribution of images of sexual abuse: “If the person produces them, we have 100% psychopathy”

The official expert of the Judiciary of Córdoba, Marcela Scarafia, specializes in psychological profiles of groomers (an adult who harasses a minor through new technologies) as well as those who consume and distribute images linked to child sexual abuse. «They are different profiles“, explained this Master in Neuropsychology. Last Tuesday, 3 were held raids in … Read more