The Psychopath Whisperer

The Psychopath Whisperer

The Science of Those Without Conscience

Book - 2014
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"In the bestselling tradition of The Psychopath Test and The Sociopath Next Door, a compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths in our lives, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy. Kent A. Kiehl, who created the Mind Mobil MRI System to study psychopaths in prison populations, has collected the world's largest repository of forensic neuroscience, with scans of more than five hundred psychopaths and three thousand criminal offenders at eight facilities in several states. Kiehl's research has shown that the brains of psychopaths are structurally different from normal brains, offering new clues to how to predict and treat the disease"--
Publisher: New York :, Crown Publishers,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780770435844
077043584X
Branch Call Number: 616.8582 KIE NVD
Characteristics: 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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OpenBook3000
Apr 13, 2017

This book kept my interest and is a good follow up to the author's mentor Robert Hare's book Without Conscience.

jennrose Jul 23, 2014

For whatever reason, Psychopaths are all the rage right now in publishing. Being a single woman in NYC, it's good to brush up on one's knowledge of these creatures. However, I may have saturated my brain with social science books on sociopaths and psychopaths, so there was nothing really new in this book for me. He is an accessible writer so it is easy reading for the layperson, but it had trouble fully holding my interest. Again, this may be because i have read a lot about this topic (and done a lot of field work while dating in NYC, haha), but it is definitely better than that new book by a professor who claims to have had a brain scan that revealed him to be a psychopath. Boy, that was an exploitive stinker of a book.

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