"Is this guy a psychopath?" a stunned Twitter user asked.
It seems that whenever a tragedy like the Roanoke one takes place, many of us resort to the most simplistic views, the basest arguments.
The successful psychopath remains something of a scientific enigma. This provisional evidence points to some tantalizing possibilities, but we still do not know for sure why one person with pronounced psychopathic traits ends up as a habitual and cold-blooded criminal while another ends up as the prototype for Agent 007.
Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of Tuesday's star-crossed Germanwings Airbus flight, allowed the aircraft to float and flutter above the Alps for a reported eight to 10 minutes before he crashed the plane into the French mountainside.
The purpose of terrorism is, of course, to terrorize, and they are succeeding at that. Hundreds of thousands have now fled Iraq and Syria as a result of ISIL's unparalleled violence and mastery of social media. One has to ask: who would be susceptible to their recruitment?
The researchers asked 800 men between the ages of 18 and 40 to fill out an online questionnaire asking about their photo
President Obama, as I have written before, may possess a naïve, almost absurd, belief that the law and diplomacy can settle everything. But President Obama is not psychotic.
Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.
As the third anniversary of my brother's death approaches, this is what I am left with. My dreams have irreversibly changed.
Neuroscientist James Fallon made a surprising discovery in 2005 while sorting brain scans as part of a study. He learned
Mr. Ronson's talk was not all shivers. He comforted me when he described a man that wanted to plead insanity for a crime, so he started acting like a psychopath.
While we need training and a license to drive a car, pilot a plane and even own a gun -- activities that are regulated by our government -- what we need most and can regulate ourselves are the keys to raising healthy and moral children.
But such behavior may not be appropriate in all situations, Leander says. Researchers recently showed, for instance, that
PAUL HEROUX lived and worked in Saudi Arabia in 2003, has a Master's in International Relations from the London School of
They found that the traders showed a higher degree of competitiveness than the psychopaths -- and that the traders were surprisingly
The "dark triad" -- a combination of Machiavellianism, subclinical narcissism and subclinical psychopathy -- is an overarching trait that everyone has to some degree. Unfortunately, some people just have a lot more of it than others.
Psychologists at the University of British Columbia found that students who cheated in high school and college were likely