My Sister Rosa

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Author: Justine Larbalestier

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616956747

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

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When his father's business takes the family to New York City, a seventeen-year-old Australian boy must balance his desire to protect his ten-year-old sister, a diagnosable psychopath, from the world with the desperate need to protect the world from her.

The Psychopath Test

A Journey Through the Madness Industry

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Author: Jon Ronson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101515167

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

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Author: Kevin Dutton

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 0385677197

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Psychopath. The word conjurs up images of serial killers, rapists, suicide bombers, gangsters. But think again: you could probably benefit from being a little more psychopathic yourself. Psychologist Kevin Dutton has made a speciality of psychopathy, and is on first-name terms with many notorious killers. But unlike those incarcerated psychopaths, and all those depicted in movies and crime fiction, most are not violent, he explains. In fact, says Prof Dutton, they have a lot of good things going for them. Psychopaths are fearless, confident, charismatic and focused--qualities tailor-made for success in today's society. The Wisdom of Psychopaths is an intellectual rollercoaster ride that combines lightning-hot science with unprecedented access to secret monasteries, Special Forces training camps, and high-security hospitals. In it, you will meet serial killers, war heroes, financiers, movie stars and attorneys--and discover that beneath the hype and popular characterization, psychopaths have something to teach us. Like the knobs on a mixing deck, psychopathy is graded. And finding the right combination of psychopathic traits, sampled and mixed at carefully calibrated volumes, can put us ahead of the game.

Behind Closed Doors

A Novel

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Author: B. A. Paris

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250121019

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS! The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? “A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl “This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review) "A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review) “This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer) “The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post “This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable. Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed. From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

Evil Genes

Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mother's Boyfri end

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Author: Barbara Oakley

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615920021

Category: Science

Page: 471

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Have you ever heard of a person who left you wondering, "How could someone be so twisted? So evil?" Prompted by clues in her sister’s diary after her mysterious death, author Barbara Oakley takes the reader inside the head of the kinds of malevolent people you know, perhaps all too well, but could never understand. Starting with psychology as a frame of reference, Oakley uses cutting-edge images of the working brain to provide startling support for the idea that "evil" people act the way they do mainly as the result of a dysfunction. In fact, some deceitful, manipulative, and even sadistic behavior appears to be programmed genetically—suggesting that some people really are born to be bad. Oakley links the latest findings of molecular research to a wide array of seemingly unrelated historical and current phenomena, from the harems of the Ottomans and the chummy jokes of "Uncle Joe" Stalin, to the remarkable memory of investor Warren Buffet. Throughout, she never loses sight of the personal cost of evil genes as she unravels the mystery surrounding her sister’s enigmatic life—and death. Evil Genes is a tour-de-force of popular science writing that brilliantly melds scientific research with intriguing family history and puts both a human and scientific face to evil. From the Hardcover edition.

Almost a Psychopath

Do I (or Does Someone I Know) Have a Problem with Manipulation and Lack of Empathy?

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Author: Ronald Schouten,James Silver

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1616494263

Category: Self-Help

Page: 280

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Do you know someone who is just a bit too manipulative and full of himself? Does someone you know charm the masses yet lack the ability to deeply connect with those around her? You might have an Almost Psychopath in your life. Do you know someone who is too manipulative and full of himself? Does someone you know charm the masses yet lack the ability to deeply connect with those around her?Grandiosity and exaggerated self-worth. Pathological lying. Manipulation. Lack of remorse. Shallowness. Exploitation for financial gain. These are the qualities of Almost Psychopaths. They are not the deranged criminals or serial killers that might be coined "psychopaths" in the movies or on TV. They are spouses, coworkers, bosses, neighbors, and people in the news who exhibit many of the same behaviors as a full-blown psychopath, but with less intensity and consistency.In Almost a Psychopath, Ronald Schouten, MD, JD, and James Silver, JD, draw on scientific research and their own experiences to help you identify if you are an Almost Psychopath and, if so, guide you to interventions and resources to change your behavior.If you think you have encountered an Almost Psychopath, they offer practical tools to help you:recognize the behavior, attitudes, and characteristics of the Almost Psychopath;make sense of interactions you've had with Almost Psychopaths;devise strategies for dealing with them in the present;make informed decisions about your next steps; andlearn ways to help an Almost Psychopath get better control of their behavior.The Almost Effect™ Series presents books written by Harvard Medical School faculty and other experts that offer guidance on common behavioral and physical problems falling in the spectrum between normal health and a full-blown medical condition. These are the first publications to help general readers recognize and address these problems.

Confessions of a Sociopath

A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

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Author: M.E. Thomas

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307956660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap -- right from the source -- for dealing with the sociopath in your life. As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless self-confidence. Who are we? We are highly successful, noncriminal sociopaths and we comprise 4 percent of the American population.” Confessions of a Sociopath—part confessional memoir, part primer for the curious—takes readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick while debunking myths about sociopathy and offering a road map for dealing with the sociopaths in your life. M. E. Thomas draws from her own experiences as a diagnosed sociopath, her popular Sociopathworld blog, and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.”

The Psychopath Whisperer

The Science of Those Without Conscience

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Author: Kent A. Kiehl

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0770435866

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 304

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"In the bestselling tradition of The Psychopath Test and The Sociopath Next Door, a compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths in our lives, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy. Kent A. Kiehl, who created the Mind Mobil MRI System to study psychopaths in prison populations, has collected the world's largest repository of forensic neuroscience, with scans of more than five hundred psychopaths and three thousand criminal offenders at eight facilities in several states. Kiehl's research has shown that the brains of psychopaths are structurally different from normal brains, offering new clues to how to predict and treat the disease"--

Eugenics and Social Welfare Bulletin

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Author: New York (State). Board of Social Welfare. Bureau of Analysis and Investigation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Psychopathy of Everyday Life

How Antisocial Personality Disorder Affects All of Us

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Author: Martin Kantor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275987985

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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An absorbing and groundbreaking exploration of mild psychopaths, those people found everyday in all professions and in all walks of life who lie, swindle, manipulate and schmooze their way into often very successful positions, at a cost to victims usually so unaware that they can not protect themselves.

Case Studies in Mental Defect

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Author: New York (State). Board of Social Welfare. Bureau of Analysis and Investigation,Marion Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminals

Page: 177

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Guilty Innocence

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Author: Maggie James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912175192

Category:

Page: N.A

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A gripping psychological thriller When Natalie snoops through her boyfriend Mark's possessions she finds more than she bargained for. Mark was once convicted of a brutal killing. Heartbroken by what she has discovered, Natalie's dreams of a future with him collapse. However, Mark was not the only person sentenced for the murder of two-year-old Abby Morgan. His former friend, the violent and twisted Adam Campbell, was also convicted and Adam knows more about the murder than he will admit When circumstances thrust Mark back in contact with Adam, the past comes back to haunt him. Can Mark ever break free from Adam? Will the truth ever come out?

Liar

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Author: Justine Larbalestier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781599905716

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Micah is a liar. That's the one thing she won't lie about. Over the years, she's duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents. But when her boyfriend Zach dies under brutal circumstances, Micah sets out to tell the truth. At first the truth comes easily-because it is a lie. Other truths are so unbelievable, so outside the realm of normal, they must be a lie. And the honest truth is buried so deep in Micah's mind even she doesn't know if it's real. The ultimate unreliable narrator takes readers on a thrill ride in this highly acclaimed novel. Prepare to grasp for truth until the very last page. "Readers will get chills . . . [and] be guessing and theorizing long after they've finished this gripping story." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "[Micah's] suspenseful, supernatural tale is engrossing. . . . The chilling story she spins will have readers' hearts racing." -School Library Journal, starred review "An engrossing story of teenage life on the margins." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Danger Has a Face

The Most Dangerous Psychopath Is Educated, Wealthy and Socially Skilled

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Author: Anne Pike

Publisher: Madison Lane

ISBN: 1432769510

Category: Abusive men

Page: 148

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Danger Has a Face gives you the insight and knowledge to be able to spot the psychopath immediately and thus be able to defend yourself against these predators. This book provides the traits of a psychopath so you can identify the psychopath before it is too late! Psychopaths can be found:?Çó running companies?Çó in prestigious government appointments, as judges, therapists, etc.?Çó in our families?Çó living next door However, they are not like normal people. They know they must carefully hide their true nature because others will not accept it. They know they are different. We are seeing in the news every day the incomprehensible behavior from educated and powerful people-behavior we cannot assign a reason for. We cannot understand that which has not been given a name. Danger Has a Face identifies psychopaths as the perpetrators of harassment, manipulation, abuse and conflict. The people profiled in this book are not the psychopaths who kill or rape but they have the same characteristics and leave a trail of destruction nonetheless. It has been estimated that 1 out of 20 men is a psychopath. The majority of these psychopaths are not violent criminals. These psychopaths however, continue to do untold damage to us all as they leave drama and devastation by abusing loved ones, manipulating others and blaming those consequences on others.Without being able to recognize them at the onset, they have easy access to prey on us. This book was written so we can identify them, give them a name and begin to help those individuals or ourselves who have been victimized, communities that have been shattered, or businesses corrupted. Those men we trusted our money to, the lying politicians whom we elected, the corrupt officials we expected to protect us, and the men we loved and married, all will be easily identified in this book. Danger Has A Face will give the rest of us trusting and honest people a fighting chance against the most dangerous psychopath- the educated, wealthy, socially skilled psychopath. Written with the experience and insight only survivor of a psychopath can impart, Danger Has a Face is above all a practical book, which could save your life.

Almost a Psychopath

Do I (or Does Someone I Know) Have a Problem with Manipulation and Lack of Empathy?

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Author: Ronald Schouten,James Silver,Jim Silver

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

ISBN: 1616491027

Category: Self-Help

Page: 257

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Almost a Psychopath

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

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Author: Kevin Dutton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099551063

Category: Self-Help

Page: 302

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"Psychopath. No sooner is the word out than images of murderers, rapists, suicide bombers and gangsters flash across our minds. But unlike their box-office counterparts, not all psychopaths are violent, or even criminal. Far from it. In fact, they have a lot of good things going for them. Psychopaths are fearless, confident, charismatic, ruthless and focused - qualities tailor-made for success in twenty-first century society. In this groundbreaking adventure into the world of psychopaths, 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, he shows that there is a fine line separating a brilliant surgeon and a serial killer, illustrating the spectrum of psychopathy with some insightful and startling case studies. The Wisdom of Psychopaths is an intellectual rollercoaster ride that combines original scientific research with bold on-the-ground reporting from secret monasteries, Special Forces training camps and rarefied psychopath wings of maximum-security hospitals. Provocative, engaging and surprising at every turn, The Wisdom of Psychopaths rev

The Mockingbird Next Door

Life with Harper Lee

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Author: Marja Mills

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Journalists have trekked to Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where she has lived with her sister Alice for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation and a great friendship. In 2004, with the Lees' blessing, Mills moved in next door to the sisters and spent the next eighteen months there, sharing their lives as they slowly revealed their life stories and their love of literature and the South.

The Second Captive

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Author: Maggie James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912175352

Category:

Page: N.A

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A gripping psychological thriller by a best-selling author