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Psychopaths

the cold blooded killers We are often intrigued by the thinking patterns and cognition of Psychopaths, as their thinking patterns seem to be so far from “normal” in order for them to commit “cold blooded crime.” Psychopaths quite “scary” or “disturbing” to a general population is the premeditation and intention to cause harm which we associate with them which often comes about as a result of an “abnormal personality,” and therefore cases of abnormal or “creative” executions of violence. Normal individuals can voluntarily regulate their negative affect (emotions or aggression in this case) and can also profit from restraint-producing cues in their environment (Davidson, Putnam & Larson 2000), however psychopaths involuntary play servant to their irregularly functioning internal neural networks. Their relationship with violence is well recognized (Walsh et. al 2009) and as the neuroscientific implications can support. Studies have shown that Psychopaths are linked to instrumental violence (Walsh et. al 2009) with homicides committed by Psychopathic offenders were found to be correlated with instrumental violence more so than homicides committed by non-psychopathic offenders (Woodworth & Porter, 2002). This suggests that violence is being used instrumentally by Psychopaths to obtain a goal- and this goal is known to be murder or killing, an extreme act of violence in itself.

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