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The wisdom of psychopaths : what saints, spies, and serial killers can teach us about success

Author: Kevin Dutton
Publisher: New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An analysis of what can be learned from psychopaths incorporates advances in brain scanning and neuroscience to illustrate the scale of mental health that impacts everyone, the role of functional psychopathic behaviors in success, and the misunderstandings that impact treatments.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Dutton
ISBN: 9780374291358 0374291357
OCLC Number: 778422619
Description: xix, 261 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Scorpio rising --
Will the real psychopath please step forward? --
Carpe noctem --
The wisdom of psychopaths --
Make me a psychopath --
The seven deadly wins --
Supersanity --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Kevin Dutton.

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An analysis of what can be learned from psychopaths incorporates advances in brain scanning and neuroscience to illustrate the scale of mental health that impacts everyone, the role of functional psychopathic behaviors in success, and the misunderstandings that impact treatments.

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