Psychopaths have been around since the dawn of man we just never really knew what to label these certain individuals. But now with the rise of technology we have begun to understand psychopathic behavior and what traits you need to have to be labeled a “Psychopath”. It all started with the founding father of modern psychiatry Philippe Pinel. In 1801 Pinel had a group of patients in which he believed had “insanity without delirium”. He then went on to believe that these individuals who had no known intellectual issues but rather antisocial defects as well as very cruel type behavior.
It is very important to note that psychosis and psychopathy are alike in a sense but different. As to where psychosis is someone who has no contact with reality, these individuals suffer from hallucinations, and very disordered thoughts. On the other hand psychopathy is more like a mental disorder in which a person will have many antisocial behavior problems, as well as the lack of being able to establish any real relationship with anyone. In this group of individuals was the absence of very psychotic characteristics that originally divided the people with psychopathy from other patient groups.
Evidence for psychopathy has been found in literary, historical, political and religious texts. It has also been found cross-culturally. Another known fact about psychopathy, in 1941 Hervey Cleckley became the first to catalogue psychopathys specific traits. In 1988 the term psychopath was coined by German psychiatrist, J.L.A Koch. Koch saw psychopathy as it arising from a flaw in a persons constitution at birth. Then Constitutional psychopathy became very big in the United States, in the litature of the early nintheen hundreths.
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...perform their criminal activities. Now that so much time has passed by and technology has advance so much we are able to give psychopaths forms and options of rehabilitation so that they can value themselves as individuals and see if they can live in a regular society.
Through out time and history there have been many theories of what truly defines a criminal psychopath. Some have evolved and progressed more than others. Form the first study conducted through now we have a better understanding of the characteristics that make up a psychopath. Although there are a variety of different psychopath categories there are those main characteristics that everyone should be aware of. These include : Lacl of remorse, Lack of empathy, Lack of realistic or long term goals, poor judgment, having a manipulating personality, superficial charm, and above average intelligence.