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The practical application of this study can be found in assessing the future dangerousness of these type of killers who can be diagnosed as suffering from Antisocial Personality Disorder and Sexual Sadism. Given the frequent reference in the academic literature as well as the popular media to serial murderers as "psychopathic sexual sadists," the author examined the extent to which clinical criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder and Sexual Sadism were met by a sample of serial murderers whose cases were documented in the journalistic, academic, and law enforcement literatures.
Press releases, media advisories, and much more. From the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Kent worked on studying association at Kings Park (New York) State Hospital on Long Island, resulting in the famous Kent-Rosanoff Free Association Test. It was a Psychiatric screening instrument that was one of the first to have objective scoring and objective norms.
Brain and spinal cord images from the University of Utah.
Introduction to the structure and function of the human cranial nerves. Descriptions and diagrams of the cranial nerves and associated structures. From the Yale center for Advanced Instructional Media.
Few figures have had so decisive and fundamental an influence on the course of modern cultural history as Sigmund Freud. Yet few figures also have inspired such sustained controversy and intense debate. Freud's legacy continues to be hotly contested. Our notions of identity, memory, childhood, sexuality, and, most generally, of meaning have been shaped in relation to--and often in opposition to--Freud's work.
The Journal of Behavioral Profiling is the official publication of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling (ABP). The focus of the journal is intended to be broad given the multidisciplinary nature of evidence based behavioral profiling.
There are essentially two very different types of profiling being done by criminologists. The first profiling method will be termed Inductive Criminal Profiling, and is related conceptually to the construction of psychological syndromes and subsequent syndrome evidence. The second, less common, method of profiling will be termed Deductive Criminal Profiling. The purpose of this work is to overview the nature of Deductive Criminal Profiling, and demonstrate how its origins, assumptions, and methodology are fundamentally different from the origins, assumptions, and methodology of Inductive Criminal Profiling, and by inference syndrome evidence.
The serial rapist knows how to position himself for rape activity, engage in rape activity, and continue to rape successfully, without any concern that law enforcement will understand, identify, and apprehend him. This is because his fantasy motive is a personal dynamic, and because his MO is progressively flexible.
Without Conscience - the website devoted to the study of psychopathy. Contains many articles by Dr Robert Hare on psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and sociopaths.
This site contains the complete Politics 3 paper compiled by SRI after Maslow's death, along with connections to other Maslow materials.
The casual observation of food-deprived pigeons in their home cages reveals reliable stereotyped pecking (spot pecking) without apparent consequence or apparent eliciting stimulus. The controlling variables of pecking in a simple context such as the home cage may bear importantly on understanding data collected in other situations.