The most successful presidents could be the ones who exhibit…

Everybody's been rethinking psychopaths lately. Instead of thinking of psychopathy as a highly problematic and socially dangerous personality disorder, psychologists are increasingly coming to see it as an extremely complex set of characteristics that play an important role in human diversity and experience. And in… » 9/11/12 10:20am 9/11/12 10:20am

What Science Can Tell us About James Holmes’s Brain

As humans, it's only natural for us to search for explanations in the face of senseless violence. So it's no surprise that people have floated many weird and offensive theories to explain the tragic shootings late last week at a movie theatre in Colorado, that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured. » 7/25/12 12:05pm 7/25/12 12:05pm

Should we eliminate psychopaths from the gene pool?

Psychopaths make up an astounding 1 to 2 percent of the general population and occupy virtually every niche in society. Often ruthless, callous and completely devoid of empathy, they impose an incalculable toll on individuals and society. And science is increasingly learning that psychopathy may actually be a genetic… » 6/06/12 9:00am 6/06/12 9:00am

What makes a psychopath's brain different?

There's no neurological disorder quite as infamous as psychopathy, and yet figuring out exactly what goes on in a psychopath's brain is extraordinarily difficult. We've now got an answer...and all it took was scanning the brains of forty medium-security prisoners. » 11/23/11 9:20am 11/23/11 9:20am