15-31 Segment 1: The Psychopath Inside: Not all psychopaths are dangerous criminals


Synopsis: When we hear the term “psychopath,” we usually think of serial killers or other nasty villains. Rarely does anyone think of the mild-mannered neuroscientist next door. We talk to a psychologist and to a neuroscientist who happens to be psychopathic, about what the term actually means in the medical world, how it’s tested for in various people, the traits that most often set it apart from other conditions, and how many people who have psychopathic tendencies can function in a non-violent, productive way.

Host:Gary Price. Guests: Scott Lilienfeld, Professor of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; James Fallon, neuroscientist at University of California-Irvine, author of “The Psychopath Inside: A neuroscientists personal journey into the dark side of the brain.”

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