By Kajal Singh Categories: Psychology
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Dive into the intriguing study of psychopathy with our self-paced course. Explore the complex and often misunderstood condition of psychopathy, delving into its behavioral, cognitive, and emotional aspects. Learn about the distinguishing traits of psychopathy, including manipulative behavior, shallow affect, and a lack of empathy. Understand the neurobiological underpinnings and genetic factors associated with psychopathy. Explore the role of psychopathy in forensic psychology and criminal behavior. Whether you’re a student of psychology, law enforcement professional, or simply curious about human behavior, this course offers valuable insights into the enigmatic world of psychopathy. Enroll now to gain a deeper understanding of this intriguing personality disorder.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Introduction to Psychopathy: Understand the basic concepts and definitions of psychopathy, exploring its historical context and evolution as a psychological construct.
  • Characteristics of Psychopathy: Learn about the defining characteristics and key symptoms of psychopathy, including traits like superficial charm, manipulative behavior, lack of empathy, and impulsivity.
  • Diagnostic Criteria: Explore the diagnostic criteria used to identify psychopathy, examining the differences between psychopathy and related disorders such as antisocial personality disorder (ASPD).
  • Neurobiological Underpinnings: Gain insights into the neurobiological and genetic factors associated with psychopathy, including brain abnormalities and neurotransmitter imbalances.
  • Forensic Applications: Understand the role of psychopathy in forensic psychology and criminal behavior through case studies, analyzing real-life examples of psychopathic individuals and their impact on society.
  • Treatment and Management: Explore current approaches to the treatment and management of psychopathy, including challenges in intervention due to the nature of the disorder.

Course Content

Module 1

  • Introduction
  • History
  • Quiz 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

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