Volume 10 No 4 (2012)
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Dysfunctional Love in Psychopathic Criminals: The Neural Basis
Barbara Gawda
This study focused on the description of love by individuals diagnosed with psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that psychopathic individuals have ambiguous, ambivalent, and dysfunctional representation of love, which is expressed in their emotional language. The study participants consisted of 60 prison inmates with ASPD, 40 prison inmates without ASPD, and 60 men without antisocial tendencies who described situations involving love
ove, psychopathy, neurobiological abnormalities
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