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Evil genes : why Rome fell, Hitler rose, Enron failed, and my sister stole my mother's boyfriend

Author: Barbara A Oakley
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the characteristics and neurological bases of disorders that "evil" people commonly have, discussing the personalities of figures such as Adolf Hitler and Mao Zedong and examining the malevolent behaviors of the author's sister.
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Named Person: Barbara A Oakley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara A Oakley
ISBN: 9781591026655 1591026652
OCLC Number: 233264760
Description: 473 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
In search of Machiavelli --
Psychopathy --
Evil genes --
Using medical imaging to understand psychopaths --
Insights from my sister's love letters --
The connection between Machiavellianism and personality disorders --
Slobodan Milosevic : the butcher of the Balkans --
Lenses, frames, and how broken brains work --
The perfect "borderpath" : Chairman Mao --
Evolution and Machiavellianism --
Shades of gray --
The sun also shines on the wicked.
Responsibility: Barbara Oakley.

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Describes the characteristics and neurological bases of disorders that "evil" people commonly have, discussing the personalities of figures such as Adolf Hitler and Mao Zedong and examining the malevolent behaviors of the author's sister.

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