The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success

Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Dutton deconstructs this often misunderstood diagnosis through bold on-the-ground reporting and original scientific research as he mingles with the criminally insane in a high-security ward, shares a drink with one of the world's most successful con artists, and undergoes transcranial magnetic stimulation to discover firsthand exactly how it feels to see through the eyes of a psychopath.

As dutton develops his theory that we all possess psychopathic tendencies, charming, psychopaths tend to be fearless, he puts forward the argument that society as a whole is more psychopathic than ever: after all, confident, ruthless, and focused—qualities that are tailor-made for success in the twenty-first century.

Incorporating the latest advances in brain scanning and neuroscience, Dutton demonstrates that the brilliant neurosurgeon who lacks empathy has more in common with a Ted Bundy who kills for pleasure than we may wish to admit, in fact, and that a mugger in a dimly lit parking lot may well, have the same nerveless poise as a titan of industry.

Dutton argues that there are indeed "functional psychopaths" among us—different from their murderous counterparts—who use their detached, unflinching, and charismatic personalities to succeed in mainstream society, in some fields, and that shockingly, the more "psychopathic" people are, the more likely they are to succeed.

The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success #ad - . In this engrossing journey into the lives of psychopaths and their infamously crafty behaviors, the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals that there is a scale of "madness" along which we all sit. Provocative at every turn, the wisdom of Psychopaths is a riveting adventure that reveals that it's our much-maligned dark side that often conceals the trump cards of success.


Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

The Guilford Press #ad - Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, and other predators who charm, hustlers, rapists, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets--and they do not always ply their trade by killing. 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.

Robert D. 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. Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, television programs, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, and newspaper headlines.

Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us #ad - Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, remorseless, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, and unable to care about the feelings of others.


The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience

Crown #ad - As Dr. A compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy. We know of psychopaths from chilling headlines and stories in the news and movies—from Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, to Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan. What do you do if you discover your roommate, or boss, or the person you are dating has traits that define a psy­chopath? And what does having a diminished limbic region of the brain mean for how the legal system approaches crimes committed by psychopaths? A compelling narrative of cutting-edge science, The Psychopath Whisperer will open your eyes on a fascinating but little understood world, the law, with startling implications for society, and our personal lives.

Kent kiehl shows, psychopaths can be identified by a checklist of symptoms that includes pathological lying; lack of empathy, guilt, and remorse; grandiose sense of self-worth; manipulation; and failure to accept one’s actions. And as kiehl shows, many who aren’t psychopaths exhibit some of the behaviors and traits associated with the condition.

The brains of more than five hundred psychopaths and three thousand other offenders have been scanned by Kiehl’s labora­tory—the world’s largest forensic neuroscience repository of its kind. In the psychopath whisperer, kiehl describes in fascinating detail his years working with psy­chopaths and studying their thought processes— from the remorseless serial killers he meets with behind bars to children whose behavior and per­sonality traits exhibit the early warning signs of psychopathy.

The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience #ad - To aid in his quest to unravel the psy­chopathic mind, Kiehl created the first mobile functional MRI scanner to study psychopaths in prison populations. Over the course of the psy­chopath whisperer, we follow the scientific bread crumbs that Kiehl uncovered to show that the key brain structures that correspond with emotional engagement and reactions are diminished in psy­chopaths, offering new clues to how to predict and treat the disorder.


The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain

Portfolio #ad - Compelling, essential reading for understanding the underpinnings of psychopathy. M. Astonishingly,  his own scan matched that pattern. A successful neuroscientist and professor, he’d been raised in a loving family, married his high school sweetheart, and had three kids and lots of friends. And a few months later he learned that he was descended from a long line of murderers.

The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain #ad - Then he learned a shocking truth that would not only disrupt his personal and professional life, but would lead him to question the very nature of his own identity. While researching serial killers, he uncovered a pattern in their brain scans that helped explain their cold and violent behavior. Thomas, author of confessions of a SociopathFor his first fifty-eight years, James Fallon was by all appearances a normal guy.

E. Fallon set out to reconcile the truth about his own brain with everything he knew as a scientist about the mind, behavior, and personality.


The Good Psychopath's Guide To Success: How to use your inner psychopath to get the most out of life

Apostrophe Books #ad - Drawing on the heroic military career of mcnab a confirmed good psychopath and Dutton’s lifetime of research, The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success will help you find out if you are a good psychopath – and if you’re not, how you can behave like one. A surprising number of us are good psychopaths – people who can control qualities such as fear, indecision and conscience to shine in a variety of situations.

Are you one of them?Professor Kevin Dutton has spent a lifetime studying psychopaths. What is a good psychopath? and how can thinking like one help you to be the best that you can be?In this compelling guide, packed with insightful, coolness, interactive quizzes, SAS legend Andy McNab and Oxford University psychologist Dr Kevin Dutton will help you improve qualities such as charm, courage and confidence to help you get the very best out of life and your career.

Unlike a bad psychopath, fearlessness, he is able to dial up or down qualities such as ruthlessness, conscience and empathy to get the very best out of himself - and others - in a wide range of situations. Drawing on the combination of andy mcnab's wild and various experiences and Professor Kevin Dutton's expertise in analysing them, together they have explored the ways in which a good psychopath thinks differently and what that could mean for you.

The Good Psychopath's Guide To Success: How to use your inner psychopath to get the most out of life #ad - What do you really want from life, coolness under pressure, and how can you develop and use qualities such as charm, self-confidence and courage to get it?The Good Psychopath Manifesto gives you a unique and entertaining roadmap to self-fulfillment both in your personal life and your career. Behaving like a psychopath could help you in your career and love life.

Daily telegraph“are you a psychopath and could it be the secret to success? New book reveals why having their character traits is vital to winning life's battles. Daily Mail.


Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work

HarperCollins e-books #ad - Together, they have developed the B-Scan 360, a research tool designed specifically for business professionals. Dr. Paul babiak and Dr. Robert D. The rapid pace of today’s corporate environment provides the perfect breeding ground for these "snakes in suits" and this newly revised and updated classic gives you the insight, information, and power to protect yourself and your company before it’s too late.

The danger they present may not be readily apparent because of their ability to charm, deceive, and manipulate. Revised and updated with the latest scientific research and updated case studies, the business classic that offers a revealing look at psychopaths in the workplace—how to spot their destructive behavior and stop them from creating chaos in the modern corporate organization.

Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work #ad - Over the past decade, snakes in Suits has become the definitive book on how to discover and defend yourself against psychopaths in the office. Hare reveal the secret lives of psychopaths, explain the ways in which they manipulate and deceive, and help you to see through their games. So how can we protect ourselves and our organizations in a business climate that offers the perfect conditions for psychopaths to thrive?In Snakes in Suits, Hare, and Babiak, an expert on the scientific study of psychopathy, an industrial and organizational psychologist and a leading authority on the corporate psychopath, examine the role of psychopaths in modern corporations and provide the tools employers can use to avoid and deal with them.

Hare return with a revised and updated edition of their essential guide. All of us at some point have—or will—come into contact with psychopathic individuals. Now, Dr.


The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Riverhead Books #ad - And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath.

Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, with their drives and obsessions, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, as mad in their own way as those they study. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues.

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry #ad - The psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. And so ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. Jon ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry.

In this madcap journey, scientists, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, and everyone else who studies them.


Psychology of Emotion Principles of Social Psychology

Psychology Press #ad - In addition, a robust companion website offers instructor resources. Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the psychology of emotion has grown to become its own field of study. It features effective learning devices such as bolded key terms, tables, graphs, developmental details boxes, learning links, and illustrations.

A subfield of affective science is affective neuroscience, the study of the emotional brain. This revised second edition of psychology of emotion reviews both theory and methods in emotion science, expression, discussing findings about the brain; the function, and regulation of emotion; similarities and differences due to gender and culture; the relationship between emotion and cognition; and emotion processes in groups.

Psychology of Emotion Principles of Social Psychology #ad - Comprehensive in its scope yet eminently readable, Psychology of Emotion serves as an ideal introduction for undergraduate students to the scientific study of emotion. Because the study of emotion draws inspiration from areas of science outside of psychology, genetics, and behavioral economics, psychiatry, biology, computer science, zoology, including neuroscience, the field is now often called emotion science or affective science.


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Spiegel & Grau #ad - The case drew bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Bryan stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela. Nicholas kristof, the new york times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man.

A work of style, substance and clarity. Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller. The washington post “as deeply moving, and maybe ever can be, poignant and powerful a book as has been, written about the death penalty. The financial Times “Brilliant. The philadelphia Inquirer.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption #ad - Just mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Winner of the carnegie medal for excellence in nonfiction • winner of the naacp image award for nonfiction • winner of a Books for a Better Life Award • Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize • An American Library Association Notable Book“Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so.

The message of this book. Jordan and jamie foxx • named one of the best books of the year by the new york times • the washington post • the boston globe • the seattle Times • Esquire • Time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system.

A searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.


Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - And in turn, we hope to persuade others. An “entertaining” look at the psychology and neuroscience behind the act of influencing others Kirkus Reviews. Understanding the dynamics of persuasion can help us to achieve our own goals—and resist being manipulated by those who don’t necessarily have our best interests at heart.

People try to persuade us every day. With a combination of astute methods and in-depth research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience, hostage negotiators, magicians, Dutton’s fascinating and provocative book:  Introduces the natural super-persuaders in our midst: Buddhist monks, con men, advertisers, and even psychopaths.

Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds #ad - Reveals which hidden pathways in the brain lead us to believe something even when we know it’s not true. Explains how group dynamics can make us more tolerant or deepen our extremism. Illuminates the five elements of SPICE simplicity, incongruity, perceived self-interest, confidence, and empathy for instantly effective persuasion.

Split-second persuasion offers some powerful insights into the art and science of getting people to do what you want. New scientist. Psychologist kevin dutton has identified a powerful strain of immediate, win arguments, a method of influence that allows people to disarm skepticism, instinctual persuasion, and close deals.

From the news to the internet to coworkers and family, everyone and everything wants to influence our thoughts in some way.