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Title: Perceived social rank, social expectation, shame and general emotionality within psychopathy
Author: Keen, S.
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2008
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This paper presents a review of the theory and empirical evidence that relates to emotionality within psychopathy, in order to assess the capabilities, as well as the deficits that people with psychopathic traits demonstrate. In doing so, many of the major theories that have shaped our understanding of the disorder are presented. Psychopathy is then reviewed in relation to many relevant emotional states, including the emotions of anger and anxiety. In addition, emotions classified as 'moral' or 'self conscious', namely empathy, sympathy, guilt, remorse, shame, embarrassment and pride, are also investigated. From this review it is clear that psychopaths are not the truly unemotional individuals that they are commonly portrayed as being, but instead experience many emotions to varying degrees. This paper concludes by highlighting possible areas for further exploration and research.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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