Anti-Social Personality Disorders

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Anti-Social Personality Disorders
Jacob Davelaar
Drew Jones
Psychopaths
They have no morals whatsoever and are viewed as monsters in today’s society.
They are virtually emotionless and lack an autonomic nervous system and anxiety.
Cleckley, Hervey (1903-1984) The Mask of Sanity, Fifth Edition, 1988. Previous editions
copyrighted 1941, 1950, 1955, 1964, 1976 by St. Louis: Mosby Co.
Psychopaths don’t respond to punishment, stress or disapproval. They don’t really
have a conscience and words do not have the same meaning to them as much as
they would mean to us. They never feel genuine feelings about or for anything.
McCord W. & J. (1964)
A psychopaths lies all the time like it is nothing and often lies without thinking he
is lying. Lying comes naturally to the psychopath and even lies about his own made
up lies. He or she will lie about something he or she forgot they lied about and
keeps digging a deeper and deeper hole of lying. Hare, R. (1996)
Most psychopaths are very full of themselves and heartless. But, when trying to
get the attention of someone they will say the “right” things to try to fool you into
thinking that they are good warm- hearted human beings. The reality is that they
don’t care about having real relationships at all. Lykken, D.T. (1995)
It is debated that the psychopath knows his own behavior or not but for most
cases they know what they are doing all along. They are psychopathic over time
and don’t just realize one day that they are psychopaths. Sher, K. & Trull, T. (1994)
Sociopaths
Sociopaths unlike psychopaths are created by horrible parenting and
alienation during their childhood. Hare, R. (1993)
Sociopaths often relate to others as objects and don’t develop the
ability to love or engage with others. Hare, R. (1991)
Some sociopaths are angry and rejects “normal” society and show how
much they hate society by being a constant nuisance. Robins, L. (1978)
They cannot relate emotionally with others in anyway and they get
pleasure out of intentionally hurting others, either mentally or
physically. Jenkins, R. (1960)
These sociopaths are often referred to as sadistic and heartless as well
as soulless. Giannangelo, S. (1996)
A huge cause of sociopathic behavior is believed to be neurological
abnormalities which is in the frontal lobe of the brain.
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Fishbein, D. (2000)
Traits
• Psychopaths and sociopaths show antisocial traits
because of bad past experiences with abusive adults
(usually parents) and later in life they make up there
own morals of what is right and wrong and it only
applies to them. They like to get back at society
because they feel that they have been treated bad by
others. Rogers, R., R. Salekin, K. Sewell & K. Cruise
(2000)
• They all have it out for the world so they slowly hurt
people once at a time and it eventually grows into a
population of hurt people by these people who suffer
from anti-social disorders.
Lykken, D. (1995)
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