The wisdom of psychopaths: what saints, spies, and serial killers can teach us about success
In this engrossing journey into the lives of psychopaths and their infamously crafty behaviors, the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals that there is a scale of "madness" along which we all sit. Incorporating the latest advances in brain scanning and neuroscience, Dutton demonstrates that the brilliant neurosurgeon who lacks empathy has more in common with a Ted Bundy who kills for pleasure than we may wish to admit, and that a mugger in a dimly lit parking lot may well, in fact, have the same nerveless poise as a titan of industry.
Dutton argues that there are indeed "functional psychopaths" among us--different from their murderous counterparts--who use their detached, unflinching, and charismatic personalities to succeed in mainstream society, and that shockingly, in some fields, the more "psychopathic" people are, the more likely they are to succeed. Dutton deconstructs this often misunderstood diagnosis through bold on-the-ground reporting and original scientific research as he mingles with the criminally insane in a high-security ward, shares a drink with one of the world's most successful con artists, and undergoes transcranial magnetic stimulation to discover firsthand exactly how it feels to see through the eyes of a psychopath.
As Dutton develops his theory that we all possess psychopathic tendencies, he puts forward the argument that society as a whole is more psychopathic than ever: after all, psychopaths tend to be fearless, confident, charming, ruthless, and focused--qualities that are tailor-made for success in the twenty-first century. Provocative at every turn, The Wisdom of Psychopaths is a riveting adventure that reveals that it's our much-maligned dark side that often conceals the trump cards of success.
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|display_description||An analysis of what can be learned from psychopaths incorporates advances in brain scanning and neuroscience to illustrate the scale of mental health that impacts everyone, the role of functional psychopathic behaviors in success, and the misunderstandings that impact treatments.|
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|isbn||9780374291358, 9780374533984, 9781427237002|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000398138|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|2012.|xix, 261 p. : ill. ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000655606|Book|Books|1st pbk. ed.|English|Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|2013.|xix, 261 p. : ill. ; 21 cm., overdrive:8efe33d0-6fbe-4c25-881b-d913807d312b|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Macmillan Audio|2012||
|subject_facet||Neurosciences -- Research, Psychopaths, Success|
|title_display||The wisdom of psychopaths : what saints, spies, and serial killers can teach us about success|
|title_full||The Wisdom of Psychopaths What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, The wisdom of psychopaths : what saints, spies, and serial killers can teach us about success / Kevin Dutton|
|title_short||The wisdom of psychopaths :|
|title_sub||what saints, spies, and serial killers can teach us about success|
|topic_facet||Neurosciences, Nonfiction, Psychology, Psychopaths, Research, Science, Success|