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The Multiplexity Of Psychopathy

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At the forefront of absurdity is the question of mentality. For many years, scientists have studied the minds of psychopaths, examining the various aspects of psychopathy. They have conducted and analyzed research of the numerous bodily and mental processes, most of which relate to one another in seemingly complex ways. The multiplexity of psychopathy is so immense that, for the sake of this paper, it will analyze four of its most prominent factors – childhood-environmental, neurological, physiological, and psychological – and attempt to show the interlockings of these groups in the creation of a psychopath. Psychopathy is one of the most dangerous disorders a human can acquire, both for themselves and the sake of others. An individual with this abnormality exhibits a lack of empathy, is incredibly narcissistic, has an overly high intelligence, and is discretely manipulative (Esbec and Echeburúa 254). According to an article written by J. Reid Maloy Ph.D., “the ‘house of a psychopath’ is constructed on a foundation of no attachment, under-arousal, and minimal activity” (2). There is no cure for psychopathy, but in some cases, it is possible to prevent during early childhood. Many children are taught right from wrong and eventually establish boundaries between themselves and others. The psychopathic child, …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that mentality is at the forefront of absurdity. scientists have studied the minds of psychopaths, examining the numerous bodily and mental processes, most of which relate to one another in seemingly complex ways.
  • Explains that psychopathy is one of the most dangerous disorders a human can acquire, both for themselves and the sake of others.
  • Explains that children with psychopathic and antisocial-like tendencies display callous-unemotional behaviors throughout childhood and adolescence.
  • Explains that when children are ineffectively raised and suffer maltreatment, their risk of acquiring psychopathy significantly increases. punishment that is too harsh or punished for reason not related to behavior increases a child's callous-unemotional traits.
  • Explains that children from unstable homes develop unhealthy behaviors that affect their ability to form and maintain relationships with others.
  • Explains that attachment to an abusive parent or caregiver contributes to the narcissistic personality of psychopaths. childhood abuse and neglect can have significant impacts on a child and make them more susceptible to developing psychopathy.
  • Explains that damage to the ventromedial region of the prefrontal cortex before 16 months has been shown to significantly increase a person’s chance of developing psychopathic tendencies.
  • Explains that psychopaths have an under-reactive autonomic nervous system, which coincides with theories that emphasize insensitivity to punishment or reduced capacity for fear in psychopathy.
  • Opines that the most important approach to psychopathy is the psychological one. many things, psychologically, are learned in early life and can have grave impacts on a child when they become adults.

Damage to the ventromedial region of the prefrontal cortex that occurs before 16 months of age has been shown to significantly increase a person’s chance of developing psychopathic tendencies (Gao et al. 816). Now, this can correlate with childhood abuse, but it can also be caused by other factors such as neglect for the fragility of an infant or an unintentional accident. These same traits can be found in fronto-temporal dementia, as well (Gao et al. 815). Coupled with neurological damage, abnormal physiological responses have been observed in psychopathic

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