- Female psychopaths process moral judgment differently than male psychopaths, helping researchers better understand the disorder.
- In a brain study, psychopaths responded to thoughts of their own pain but felt no empathy for others in pain.
- 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.
- The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has led some experts to suggest that maybe people can be psychopaths at 20 – or 15, or 10.
- 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.
- Do you believe that serial killers have common traits that can appear as early as childhood?
- People with psychopathic tendencies have a weaker sense of smell than other people.
- Researchers from the Emory University suggest that psychopathic traits like fearless dominance may be an important predictor of success in presidential performance.
- 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.