Perry feels contempt for his sister and all the things that she says about him. Perry’s journal entries also bring in his feelings of being in jail. Capote’s motive for writing the novel, In Cold Blood, was his prejudices against capital punishment. In order to help open the minds of the people he used the literary elements of flashbacks, point of view or perspective, and the inclusion of correspondence to introduce the reader to the personal tone of the novel. Capote achieved this by allowing the readers to learn about the felons’ personal lives.
They both create a cultural fear about mysterious serial killers. No one in the 1888 know what Jack the Ripper looks like or if the person really exists and Jason’s face is always behind a mask. Both of these killers not only strike the fear of blood and gore into people’s mind but also fear the unknown. Not only that these killers are mysterious, their presence is unpredictable. Since no one knows who Jack the Ripper is or if he really... ... middle of paper ... ...l fear about being murdered and mutilated by strangers, the images of serial killers are then put in place as devices to steer people toward abstinence.
Cognitive therapy has two steps. The first step allows a patient to form clear ideas based on his or her own thoughts, attitudes, and expectations. These clear ideas reveal and change false and stressful beliefs patients have, because situations do not cause problems alone, but the importance of them to patients cause issues as well (“Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” 2-3). The second step in cognitive therapy allows people to learn new ways to replace the dangerous thought patterns of over-generalizations, also known as drawing exaggerated negative conclusions from situations. Changing the old behavioral habits, and practicing new ones allow patients to have more realistic and less harmful thoughts, letting them think clearly and control their own thought patterns.
Are they consciously aware of the wrong they are doing or is it a desire to fulfill a certain fantasy? Are they individuals who just want to feel the power rush and enjoy the infliction of pain over innocent strangers. Consequently, children are also at risk of becoming victims. Reasoning skills could come into question but most of the time the perpetrator acts in such a way is because he or she wants to commit such atrocities. Once a crime is committed and discovered, the task of investigating such crime now lies in the hands of law enforcement officials.
Since “the ability to exercise… conscious, intentional control is actually quite limited,” how can clinicians help patients make important changes given what Bargh & Chartrand describe? By educating clients that conscious processes are acts of which individuals are aware, intentional, requires effort, and that they are in control of. Psychologists could reinforce to clients that mental capacities are essential in simplifying and understanding the world. As psychologists, we can encourage and teach clients to better recognize automatic disruptive thinking and explore ways to substitute then with more rational processes. Psychologists could educate clients on the fact that given the restriction imposed by conscious thinking, automatic thoughts are used to assist individuals to prioritize, organize, and respond to information more efficiently as it eliminates the need to focus on the different aspects of information individuals need to process individual to make decisions.
According to Merriam Webster dictionary an antisocial personality disorder or APD is a personality disorder that is characterized by antisocial behavior exhibiting pervasive disregard for and violation of the rights, feelings, and safety of others starting in childhood or the early teenage years and continuing into adulthood. It has been proven that some violent offenders often commit crimes mainly because of their psychological state of mind. Individuals who suffer from antisocial personality disorders generally are intelligent and charming however, they are severely troubled. This disorder prevents any type of relationship to anyone to be created and often find them in trouble. “this often masks a disturbed personality that makes them incapable of forming enduring relationships with others and continually involves them in such deviant behaviors as violence, risk taking, substance abuse, and impulsivity.” (Siegel, 2009 pg.148).
The media most often showcases psychopaths as individuals who are inherently evil and dangerous towards themselves and others. Yet, this concept of psychopathy goes far beyond this idea of pure evil and instead necessitates a needed psychological understanding. These individuals, psychopaths, are generally characterized by a lack of empathy and conscience. Indeed, psychopath’s indifference to the repercussions of their actions combined with other characteristics such as hostility and aggression make for a potentially dangerous personality (Lyken, 1996, p.30). In order to identify a psychopath’s recidivism, it is important to differentiate them from sociopaths who, instead of having a psychological impairment that makes it difficult for them to socialize, have been systematically under socialized (Lyken, 1996, p.30).
These unlawful individuals are what society deems as offenders, convicts, villains, thieves and much more. To study a criminal is to know that they are hot tempered, controlling and insecure. What makes a criminal unique is their inability to utilize such great potential and cleverness, quite like how man has not yet learned to harness the power of lighting. It is safe to say that all criminals are disruptive by nature. With their sinister and devilish minds they are capable of shaking up even the most sound of individuals.
Whimsical sociopaths who have sadistic tendencies are very dangerous. They inflict pain because they do not care that someone else is suffering, they only care that it makes t... ... middle of paper ... ...Added to Database in Hope of Solving Cold Cases." Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, 05 Aug. 2011. Web.