The Wisdom of Psychopaths

Written By Kevin Dutton
The Wisdom of Psychopaths
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 20 September 2012
  • ISBN : 140902329X
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 10 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Wisdom of Psychopaths written by Kevin Dutton which was release on 20 September 2012, this book published by Random House. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 'A surprising, absorbing and perceptive book. I found it altogether fascinating' PHILIP PULLMAN ______________________________________________________ Psychopath. No sooner is the word out than images of murderers, rapists, suicide bombers and gangsters flash across our minds. But unlike their film and television counterparts, not all psychopaths are violent, or even criminal. Far from it. In fact, they have a lot of good things going for them. Psychopaths are fearless, confident, charismatic, ruthless and focused - qualities tailor-made for success in twenty-first-century society. In this groundbreaking adventure into the world of psychopaths, renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals a shocking truth: beneath the hype and the popular stereotype, psychopaths have something to teach us. With a new introduction from the author ___________________________________________ 'Highly original . . . provocative and humorous' V. S. RAMACHANDRAN 'This startling study considers whether or not we have anything to learn from psychopaths . . . it's good to know that rubbing shoulders with such dangerous characters hasn't destroyed his sense of humour.' THE TIMES 'Inspiring and revelatory. Dutton's book gave me an insight into who I really am' ANDY McNAB 'Dutton's curiosity takes him from boardrooms and law courts to neurological labs . . . Psychopaths, we learn, are the ultimate optimists; they always think things will work in their favour' GUARDIAN 'The Wisdom of Psychopaths is captivating. Dr. Dutton's book invigorated my consideration of not just a certain television character, but slow-pulsed overachievers everywhere' MICHAEL C HALL (Dexter)

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

The Wisdom of Psychopaths
  • Author : Kevin Dutton
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-09-20
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : 'A surprising, absorbing and perceptive book. I found it altogether fascinating' PHILIP PULLMAN ______________________________________________________ Psychopath. No sooner is the word out than images of murderers, rapists, suicide bombers and gangsters flash across our minds. But unlike their film and television counterparts, not all psychopaths are violent, or even criminal. Far from ...

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

The Wisdom of Psychopaths
  • Author : Kevin Dutton
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : Psychopath. The word conjures up images of serial killers, rapists, suicide bombers, gangsters. But think again: you could probably benefit from being a little more psychopathic yourself. Psychologist Kevin Dutton has made a speciality of psychopathy, and is on first-name terms with many notorious killers. But unlike those incarcerated psychopaths, ...

The Ethics of Employment Screening for Psychopathy

The Ethics of Employment Screening for Psychopathy
  • Author : Brian K. Steverson
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2020-10-14
  • Total pages : 148
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : In 2006, Babiak and Hare alerted the public to the danger of “corporate psychopaths,” psychopathic individuals occupying positions of power in business organizations. Since then, academicians and the public media have advertised their presence, documented the harm they can cause, and issued a call to arms to identify corporate psychopaths and ...

When Texas Prison Scams Religion

When Texas Prison Scams Religion
  • Author : Michael G. Maness
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2022-01-28
  • Total pages : 894
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : State ordained child torturer Minister prisoner represents the offices of the Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, TDCJ. Bryan Collier, TCBJ, and wardens throughout the prison–but the greatest piece of fantasy is how the Executive Culture of cover ups came to see this Fool’s Parade as good for Texas, even “...

Psychopathy

Psychopathy
  • Author : Federico Durbano
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-12-20
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : This book collects the contribution of a selected number of clinical psychiatrists interested in the clinical evaluation of specific issues on psychopathy. The nine chapters of the book address some relevant issues related to nosography, early recognition and treatment, bio-psycho-social models (in particular cognitive-behavioral and ethological ones), and social and ...

The Good Psychopath s Guide to Success

The Good Psychopath s Guide to Success
  • Author : Andy McNab,Kevin Dutton
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-05-08
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : What is a good psychopath? And how can thinking like one help you to be the best that you can be? Professor Kevin Dutton has spent a lifetime studying psychopaths. He first met SAS hero Andy McNab during a research project. What he found surprised him. McNab is a diagnosed ...

Unmasking Financial Psychopaths

Unmasking Financial Psychopaths
  • Author : D. Gregory
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-08-07
  • Total pages : 199
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : As financial markets expand globally in response to economic and technological developments of the twenty-first century, our understanding and expectations of the people involved in these markets also change. Unmasking Financial Psychopaths suggests that an increasing number of financiers labeled "financial psychopaths" are not truly psychopathic, but instead are by-products ...

Corruptible

Corruptible
  • Author : Brian Klaas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : 'Illuminating . . . reveals why some people and systems are more likely to be corrupted by power than others' - Adam Grant 'Passionate, insightful, and occasionally jaw-dropping . . . Corruptible sets out the story of the intoxicating lure of power-and how it has shaped the modern world' - Peter Frankopan 'A brilliant exploration' - ...

TIME LIFE The Most Notorious Serial Killers

TIME LIFE The Most Notorious Serial Killers
  • Author : The Editors of Time-Life
  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release Date : 2017-02-03
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : Few criminals provoke the fear, revulsion and fascination of the serial killer. What makes them do it? Were they born that way? How do they elude law enforcement and how do the police track them down? Now, TIME-LIFE explores history’s most famous cases from Ted Bundy and John Wayne ...

Psychopath

Psychopath
  • Author : Stephen McWilliams
  • Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-02-07
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : Ever wondered why your spine tingles when Hannibal Lecter escapes from custody? Or why a narcissistic, womanizing assassin for Her Majesty’s Secret Service is revered worldwide as a fictional hero? Or why you feel a thrill when Frank Underwood manipulates a naïve senator? Or why you root for ...

Murderous Minds

Murderous Minds
  • Author : Dean A. Haycock
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-03-04
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : “Part true crime, part neuroscience and a page-turner from start to finish,” this is a look at the biology behind violent psychopathic behavior (Kirkus Reviews). How many times have you seen a murder on the news or on a TV show like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and said to yourself, “...

Psychoanalysts Psychologists and Psychiatrists Discuss Psychopathy and Human Evil

Psychoanalysts  Psychologists and Psychiatrists Discuss Psychopathy and Human Evil
  • Author : Sheldon Itzkowitz,Elizabeth F. Howell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-11-04
  • Total pages : 298
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : Evil - along with its incarnation in human form, the psychopath - remains underexamined in the psychological and psychoanalytic literature. Given current societal issues ranging from increasingly violent cultural divides to climate change, it is imperative that the topics of psychopathy and human evil be thoughtfully explored. The book brings ...

Corporate Psychopathy

Corporate Psychopathy
  • Author : Katarina Fritzon,Nathan Brooks,Simon Croom
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-12-23
  • Total pages : 372
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : This book analyses the conceptualization of psychopathic personality disorder for criminal/forensic populations and examines in depth the emerging phenomenon of the ‘corporate psychopath’. In doing so its authors expose the paradoxical nature of the disorder: while it is frequently associated with antisocial, criminal and predatory behaviour, more recent studies ...

The Myth of the Born Criminal

The Myth of the Born Criminal
  • Author : Jarkko Jalava,Stephanie Griffiths,Michael Maraun
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-06
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : By some estimates, there are as many as twelve million psychopaths in the United States alone. Cold-blooded, remorseless, and strangely charismatic, they commit at least half of all serious and violent crimes. Supposedly, most serial killers are psychopaths, as, surprisngly, are large numbers of corporate executives. They seem to be ...

Moral Responsibility and the Psychopath

Moral Responsibility and the Psychopath
  • Author : Jim Baxter
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-16
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 140902329X
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Summary : Are psychopaths morally responsible? Should we argue with them? Remonstrate with them, blame them, sometimes even praise them? Is it worth trying to change them, or should we just try to prevent them from causing harm? In this book, Jim Baxter aims to find serious answers to these deep philosophical ...