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Psychopathy project

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Psychopathy project

  1. 1. Antisocial Personality Disorder/ Psychopathy Paul Grunert Charles Manson Hannibal Lector (Fictional) Ted Bundy
  2. 2. Shared Traits: <ul><li>Prolific Liars </li></ul><ul><li>No empathy for others </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Early signs of violence (such as hurting animals) </li></ul><ul><li>Desire for exciting and often dangerous situations (such as committing a crime) </li></ul><ul><li>No long-term goals </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to keep long-term relationships </li></ul>
  3. 3. Psychopathic Traits: <ul><li>Charming </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely intelligent </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to imitate human emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Arrogance </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to recognize any responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Capability of committing any crime, including murder </li></ul>
  4. 4. Four Subgenres: <ul><li>Distempered Psychopaths </li></ul><ul><li>Charismatic Psychopaths </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Psychopaths </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Psychopaths </li></ul>
  5. 5. Distempered Psychopath <ul><li>More prone to act out due to rage </li></ul><ul><li>More likely to commit acts of sexual violence </li></ul><ul><li>They receive extreme pleasure and get “high” off doing things with risk </li></ul>
  6. 6. Charismatic Psychopath <ul><li>Charming </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulative </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Orators </li></ul><ul><li>Very convincing liars </li></ul>
  7. 7. Primary Psychopath <ul><li>Do not respond to punishment, stress, apprehension, or disapproval </li></ul><ul><li>Words do not have the same effect on the primary psychopath </li></ul><ul><li>Have ability to control their antisocial impulses due to an underlying motive </li></ul>
  8. 8. Secondary Psychopath <ul><li>Unconventional and adventurous and risk takers </li></ul><ul><li>Stress reactive </li></ul><ul><li>They always want to avoid stress and pain, but they fall victim to temptation easily </li></ul><ul><li>The more an object or goal is “forbidden,&quot; the more they want it </li></ul>
  9. 9. Causes <ul><li>Genetic: </li></ul><ul><li>- A decrease in the activity of the prefrontal cortex </li></ul><ul><li>- A hyperactive amygdala </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>- Parental rejection </li></ul><ul><li>- Physical and sexual abuse </li></ul><ul><li>- Childhood deprivation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Childhood Symptoms <ul><li>Pleasure in hurting animals </li></ul><ul><li>Habitual lying </li></ul><ul><li>No understanding of others’ feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Early sexual behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Disregard for rules </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other Disorders Linked to Psychopathy <ul><li>Childhood Bipolar Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Oppositional Defiant Disorder </li></ul>
  12. 12. Statistics <ul><li>About 2 million people in the US have psychopathy or antisocial personality disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone in the US is affected by a psychopath </li></ul><ul><li>About as prevalent as schizophrenia </li></ul><ul><li>47% of male prison inmates and 23% of female prison inmates show psychopathic traits </li></ul><ul><li>50% of law enforcement personnel who are killed are killed by psychopaths </li></ul>
  13. 13. Therapies <ul><li>Much of therapy does not work, because psychopaths do not believe they need the help, so they refuse to participate in therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Therapists attempt to ease tension and set short term goals for people with ASPD so that they might get satisfaction easier and decrease their violent tendencies </li></ul>
  14. 14. Medications <ul><li>Carbamazepine and lithium have been used to decrease impulsitivity in the psychopath, which is a major component in their behavior </li></ul><ul><li>These are the only two serious medications that have been used </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ted Bundy Interview <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ted Bundy Voice </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Charles Manson Voice </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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