James Fallon: Confessions of a Pro-Social Psychopath

James Fallon: Confessions of a Pro-Social Psychopath January 11, 2011

Thanks to Dunc, here is a fascinating video of James Fallon, at the World Science Festival:

Below the fold is more on the history of the development of the science of psychopathy, including a long segment on Fallon himself, from a much darker toned documentary on the BBC. In the second video below, Fallon explains how the genetic disposition to violent psychopathy is not enough to lead to violent behavior without a bad childhood to activate such expressions.

The documentary ends with a final video segment on the successful psychopaths (who quite often thrive in business) and the violent ones.

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