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Psychopathy Researcher Discusses the Behavior of Psychopaths

Dr. David Kosson and Dr. Rhonda Freeman Discuss Behaviors of Psychopaths © 2017 Rhonda Freeman, PhD | All Rights Reserved I have to offer my apologies – the introduction I recorded to our discussion has poor sound quality (low volume). Seems the mic was not close enough given the size of the room. I am… Read More »

Are You Dating a Psychopath? | 16 Warning Signs of Psychopathic Traits

Are You Dating a Psychopath? 16 Warning Signs of Psychopathic Traits in Romantic Relationships © 2015 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved Could you be dating a psychopath? In the beginning it can be nearly impossible to tell. However, as a bit of time wears on, there are often many red flags and signs of psychopathy. The… Read More »

Treatment of Psychopathy | Common Barriers to Improvement

Treatment of Psychopathy | Common Barriers to Improvement © 2015 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved It’s natural to hope the personality disordered person we fell in love with was … less disordered. With the callous, disrespectful traits abolished, the relationship could be much better. But unfortunately, personality disorders are not easily changed. To make changes to social abilities requires sustained… Read More »

Basic Differences Between Psychopathy & Narcissistic Personality Disorder [Part II]

Psychopathy & Narcissistic personality disorder differences © 2014 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved [Go to Part One]  Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition related to garnering admiration, collecting an audience (‘supply’), imposing their likes/beliefs on others, replacing old audiences with new ones, and draining the attention of others. They need positive attention. If not received, their mood… Read More »

Heredity | Psychopathy and Offspring

Heredity and Psychopathy Children and Callous – Unemotional Traits © 2014 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Can children be considered psychopathic? Research of children who demonstrate strong psychopathic traits indicate that this age group is not diagnosed with psychopathy. Rather their emotional and affective presentation and condition… Read More »

The Abuse Excuse | Let me off the Hook – I Had a Bad Childhood

The Abuse Excuse Let Me Off the Hook © 2014 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form “He told me he had an abusive childhood. So that’s why he behaves this way. I have to be patient. He doesn’t mean the harsh things he does and says. It’s not… Read More »

Basic Differences Between Psychopathy & Narcissistic Personality Disorder [Part I]

 Psychopathy & Narcissistic Personality Disorder Differences © 2014 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved Before we take a closer look at the differences between psychopathy and narcissistic personality disorder, let’s review how these personality disorders are similar. Many symptoms of psychopathy and narcissistic personality disorder overlap. Miller, Dir, Gentile, Wilson, Pryor, & Campbell (2010), found a moderate… Read More »

Arrested Development & Stuck at Three? | Narcissism and Psychopathy

Arrested Development & Stuck at Three | Narcissism and Psychopathy © 2014 Neuroinstincts | All Rights Reserved Although on the surface, this disorder may appear like a case of severe arrested development, the immaturity of a psychopath is not quite a reflection of being ‘stuck’. The behavior of individuals with primary psychopathy are associated with… Read More »

A Touch of Neuroscience – Psychopathy

  A Touch of Neuroscience © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved Psychopathy is a complex disorder from a neurobiological and psychological standpoint. Neuroscience is a field that’s leading the way in investigating the brain profiles within psychopathy. What’s wrong and/or what’s different within the brain of someone with strong psychopathic traits is extremely important… Read More »

Brain Talk Show Skit [video] – Amygdala & Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex

A Little Neuroanatomy Lesson Prefrontal Cortex and the Amygdala © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Want an easy way to remember a little neuroanatomy? Watch ‘NeuroInstincts Live!’ – the favorite talk show of brain regions. We have a couple of brain ‘A listers’ visiting tonight – the… Read More »

He Gets Hurt Too  | Men Abused by Women

He gets hurt too – Men Abused by Women © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Many in society associate domestic violence or abuse with males as the perpetrator. In actuality, the number of men abused by women is quite high. It is a topic that is given… Read More »

Abuse and Love | What kind of relationship is this?

  Abuse and love  | What kind of relationship is this? © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Abuse and love are two states one would never associate with a healthy relationship. Most would not expect to spend any time struggling to figure out how the person they fell in love… Read More »

The Psychopathic Female [video]

The Psychopathic Female General Overview © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form “Can women have strong psychopathic traits?”  The answer is – yes.  A woman can have an emotional processing disorder that is reflected in disturbed character, emotions, morals, and attachment abilities ~ Psychopathy. Cluster B personality disorders are… Read More »

Psychopathic Sex Offender | Life for Parents of Sexually Assaulted / Murdered Children

The Psychopathic Sex Offender © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form [*Abuse and severe harm to children referenced] This article focuses solely on individuals with psychopathy, who seek to have sexual encounters with individuals under 18 years old – children. Individuals with a paraphilia or preference for children, who… Read More »

Female Abusers | When Mom is Cold, Callous, & Manipulative

When Mom is Cold, Callous, & Manipulative | Female Psychopaths © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form It is vital to proper neurodevelopment of a young child that their environment include safety and love. It doesn’t have to be perfect – simply free of a few variables, such… Read More »

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