Researchers investigate why people with psychopathic traits, and those who engage in acts of mass killing, tend to gravitate to certain careers.
It is estimated that 1% of the general population has psychopathic traits. Among the upper echelons of corporations, up to 3.5% of employees are psychopathic, with the percentage rising for those who are chief executives. Researchers investigate how those with psychopathic traits impact the workplace for other employees, and how corporate psychopaths end up costing the economy billions of dollars due to their unethical behaviors.
Neuroimaging reveals 'successful' psychopaths (those who can control their antisocial tendencies) have greater levels of gray matter density between the left and right ventromedial prefrontal cortex. This area of the brain is implicated in self-regulatory processes, including reactive emotions.
Researchers reveal the neurobiology and typical behavior associated with psychopathic personalities. The paper explores the red flags that might mean you are in a relationship with a psychopath.
If there is a specific goal they want to accomplish, psychopaths are able to consider the thoughts of others, a new study reveals.
A new study using university students reveals those with high psychopathic traits showed a significantly reduces response time when being prompted to lie following training than those low levels of the traits. Researchers say their findings provide evidence that those with higher psychopathic traits may be better at learning to lie.
Taking a mobile neuroimaging system on the road to prisons, researchers look at the brain activity of those considered to be psychopaths and discover their brains are wired in a way that leads them to over-value immediate rewards while neglecting future consequences.
Researchers provide a neuro-hormonal explanation for emotional regulation problems in psychopathic patients.
Atypical activation and negative functional connectivity between the insula and ventromedial prefrontal cortex could explain why psychopaths lack empathy.
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New research provides the strongest evidence to date that psychopathy is linked to specific structural abnormalities in the brain. The...