4 Ways Female Psychopaths Differ from Male Psychopaths, According to Studies

When it comes to psychopaths, we tend to focus our attention on men. I mean, off the top of my head I can think of many male psychopaths. For example, there’s Ted Bundy, BTK, Jeffery Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Nielsen, and Richard Ramirez to name a few. But what…

The Lucifer Effect: Why Good People Do Evil Things, According to Psychology

It seems that we can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about another tragic mass shooting or the perverse exploits of a twisted serial killer. Typically, what connects these stories are the backgrounds of the offenders. Whether those close to the perpetrators noticed or not, the offenders had…

10 of the Greatest Philosophical Novels of All Time

Reading philosophical novels can be a brilliant way to engage in philosophical themes, ideas and teachings. It is quite understandable how one may find it daunting to tackle a thick, multivolume non-fiction work by someone like Arthur Schopenhauer or Immanuel Kant. Coming across something like Schopenhauer’s The World as Will…

How a Psychopath’s Brain Is Different from a Normal One and What It Means

Psychopathy is classed as an anti-social personality disorder, but could there be a difference in a psychopath’s brain that leads to psychopathic behaviour? When it comes to some of the most heinous acts of violence in human history, psychopaths are often to blame. We portray psychopaths in the media as…

Macdonald Triad Traits That Predict Psychopathic Tendencies in a Child

Do you think it is possible to detect psychopathic tendencies in adults from early childhood behaviour? The Macdonald Triad theorises that three particular behaviours are common amongst children who then display psychopathic traits as adults. The Macdonald Triad Traits are: Arson Cruelty to animals Bed-Wetting Children who exhibit all three…