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Psychopathy, Antisocial Personality Disorder, and Underlying Mechanisms

Psychopathy, Antisocial Personality Disorder, and Underlying Mechanisms

Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) are important syndromes associated with persistent antisocial behavior. However, the asymmetric overlap between them creates an obstacle to understanding the mechanisms that differentiate them. To circumvent this difficulty, we have begun conducting studies comparing the criminal conduct and laboratory performance of offenders: 1) who meet diagnostic criteria for both ASPD and...

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