By Ashik Siddique | Apr 24, 2013 07:50 PM EDT
New functional brain scan research on psychopathy reveals strikingly distinct patterns of activation among psychopathic prisoners in response to seeing other people in painful situations, suggesting a neural basis for their lack of empathy.
By Makini Brice | Dec 17, 2012 02:19 PM EST
The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has led some experts to suggest that maybe people can be psychopaths at 20 – or 15, or 10.
By Makini Brice | Nov 27, 2012 03:05 PM EST
Recent research has found that people with so-called dark personality traits - narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism - are rated as more attractive than their more ethical, less selfish peers.
By Makini Brice | Oct 15, 2012 04:09 PM EDT
Do you believe that serial killers have common traits that can appear as early as childhood?
By Makini Brice | Sep 20, 2012 01:43 PM EDT
People with psychopathic tendencies have a weaker sense of smell than other people.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 11, 2012 05:09 PM EDT
Researchers from the Emory University suggest that psychopathic traits like fearless dominance may be an important predictor of success in presidential performance.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 27, 2012 01:38 PM EDT
While psychopaths, often described as people who are superficially charming and extremely intelligent, are very hard to spot in the real world, they can easily be found virtually on Twitter, scientists claim.