Psychopathy: The Basics (Paperback)
Psychopathy: The Basics is an accessible text that provides a compact introduction to the major findings and debates concerning this complex personality disorder.
This book provides an overview of the field and covers a wide range of research findings from genetics to psychosocial developmental explanations. It begins with an exploration of the historical conception of the phenomenon of psychopathy and goes on to discuss its social and cultural accounts. It also delves into biologically based explanations including genetic and evolutionary approaches, along with criminological and entrepreneurial types of psychopathy. Offering a balanced perspective, thisbook addresses the nature-nurture debate in the field and also discusses widely accepted personality traits of psychopaths. Lastly, it also provides a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading
This book will be an essential read for students of forensic psychology, or criminology. It is also an ideal starting point for those interested in the science of psychopathy and personality disorders.
About the Author
Sandie Taylor is an experienced lecturer and author. Her DPhil in psychology focused on applied memory approaches to facilitate recognition of faces. She has also received an MSc in Criminology and has previously published 4 books (including Forensic Psychology: The Basics) and many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.Lance Workman is Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of South Wales. He was formally Head of Psychology at Bath Spa University. Lance has published widely on psychology, including over 100 articles and 9 books. He was interviews editor for The Psychologist for 7 years, and he regularly appears in the media.