Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy Term Paper by Top Papers

Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy
A discussion on anti social personality disorder (ASPD) in relation to psychopathy.
# 135809 | 2,000 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Psychology (Disorders) , Criminology (General)

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The paper discusses the popular tendency to refer to ASPD and psychopathy interchangably but argues that this is incorrect. The paper provides an exploration of psychopathy and looks at different approaches to the problem of psychopathy as well as newer research directions. The paper asserts that a public tending to avoid any and all persons of known criminality can be most naive in under-assessing the numbers of bona fide psychopaths in their midst.

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"Despite a leap forwards in the study of offending personalities as has been made possible by diverse research in developed countries, psychologists can still err in referring to Anti Social Personality Disorder (ASPD) and Psychopathic personality, interchangeably. Indeed, lay people can be quite used to media materials to discuss the diagnoses as one and the same, detailed exploration needed to understand what is meant by one category as opposed to the other. This paper explains that psychopaths normally feature the symptoms of ASPD but by no means all..."

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