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#34 - Psychopathy: What Is It & How Is It Shaped By Our Culture?

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

Great new episode, exploring in depth the nature of psychopathy, how we define it and it matters.

This is the 1st part of two parter - next week, I will be applying what has been discussed in this episode to the world of James Bond.

We tend to have a sense in society of what is meant by psychopath - ruthlessly mean, angry, vicious, selfish - but the truth is much more complex and nuanced.

During this episode, I dive deeper into the world and ask:

- What is a psychopath?

- Can you be officially diagnosed as a psychopath?

- What's the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath?

- What is Antisocial Behavioural Disorder?

- What are the 4 core components of psychopathy?

- What is the psychopath checklist?

- How common is psychopathy?

- How does society shape and effect psychopaths?

- How do we empathise and exist with psychopaths?

Super proud of this one, check it, and look out for the next weeks James Bond psychopath episode!


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