Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are... show more
Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets--and they do not always ply their trade by killing. Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.
Publish date: January 8th 1999
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Pages no: 236
Edition language: English
Przeczytałam tę książkę parę lat temu i niestety nie pamiętam już większości z dobrych rad, jakie daje nam autor, jednakże jego analiza zachowania socjopatów nie uleciała mi z głowy - to ta książka pozwoliła mi wreszcie zrozumieć, co konkretnie kryje się pod terminem "psychopata/socjopata", używanym...
I don't regret reading (actually listening) to this book, but I am glad I am finished. A psychopath is born that way and will probably always be that way and will make your life hell. No hopeful treatment options offered. The best the author could do was offer advice on how to spot psychopathic ...
I found this book interesting, but it definitely felt dated and a bit too alarmist at times. I'm 100% sure I've met someone Dr. Hare would consider a psychopath before (I think everyone who works with the public has) but to the best of my knowledge I am not dead nor have I been swindled out of any...