The Psychopathic Mind: Origins, Dynamics, and Treatment

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Jason Aronson, 1988 - Psychology - 474 pages
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Forensic psychologist Reid Meloy identifies psychopathology as a deviant development disturbance characterized by inordinate instinctual aggression and the absence of a capacity bond. It is the definitive book on the subject.

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Too technical (Freudian and pharmaceutical) for me. Not as annoying as that Kernsberg one, admittedly. Read full review

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This is a text book I would expect to read in a PhD program, which means I skipped several portions of object relations material because I'm reading this for personal education, not as a classroom ... Read full review

Contents

Historical Antecedents
7
Biological Substrates
20
Summarizing the Biological Matrix
37
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D., is a diplomate in forensic psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Chief of the Court Services, Forensic Mental Health Division for San Diego County, he also devotes time to a private civil and criminal forensic practice, research, writing, and teaching. He is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine; a clinical associate professor of psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego; and an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment and was recently elected President of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. In 1992 he received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology as a Profession Award from the California Psychological Association.

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