Essays Tagged: "Antisocial personality disorder"


n 1968, the American Psychiatric Association merged these two concepts together and labeled them as Antisocial Personality Disorder. This term refers to an individual that displays chronic and continu ... with respect to the DSM manuals.There are various characteristics that can lead to the diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder. Dr. Robert Hare, a well respected Canadian researcher on the topic ...

(3 pages) 74 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Alcohol and Teen Drinking

s also connected to mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, or antisocial personality disorder.The best way to fight the addiction of alcoholism is through self-he ...

(2 pages) 111 2 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

A Clockwork Orange: a critical view

By psychological definition, people affected with antisocial personality disorder (also known as "sociopaths" or "psychopaths") have incredible manipu ... nd aggressive, and seek to destroy with little remorse. Sex, cruelty, and dominance define parts of antisocial personality behavior, and also perfectly define the odd, near-antithesis of a hero, Alex, ... shing, the film perfectly portrays the bizarre and outlandish behaviors of a young male living with antisocial personality disorder. Though the film is, at times, hard to understand and subtitles may ...

(6 pages) 85 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Howard Stern: Adjustment domain

ADJUSTMENT DOMAINAntisocial Personality Disorder :( impulsive,aggressive, manipulative) [1]A. There is a pervasive pa ...

(3 pages) 40 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Classification of Personality Disorders in the DSM-IV

agree on the specific type or criteria. For example, Cleckley used the term psychopathy to describe Antisocial Personality, which emphasized emotional deficits and personality traits, and Lee wrote a ... e elusive features he used, such as 'incapacity for love'. Lee's book showed reliable predictors of antisocial behavior when children with conduct disorder became adults, and was adopted by the DSM-II ...

(1 pages) 113 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

A thorough look at the psychological disorder of sociopathy, with links made to Charles Dickens' novel "Great Expectations", using Estella as an example of a sociopath.

and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), and is generally considered to be the same as antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy. The DSM-IV defines sociopathy as pervasive pattern ...

(13 pages) 49 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

"Fight Club"- A look at consumerism in America

. Tyler Durden is the alter ego of the narrator who suffers from Dissociative Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Primary Insomnia, and probably a host of other disorders.When the n ...

(2 pages) 30 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Bad Seed: An Intimate Analysis

Hypothesis:Rhoda Penmark, upon whom The Bad Seed is based, suffers from an antisocial personality disorder. To the common person, she would be known as a psychopath or a socio ... , she would be known as a psychopath or a sociopath. It can be hypothesized that Rhoda suffers from antisocial personality disorder because the motives to her crimes are for her own self-fulfillment.R ... -fulfillment.Research:The Bad Seed is an astounding account of an 8-year-old girl that suffers from antisocial personality disorder. Rhoda was a very intelligent and well-liked young girl. Although sh ...

(7 pages) 28 0 5.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Antisocial Personality Disorder and Understanding Criminal Behavior

nsible when attempting to explaining why crime occurs. However, when ranked in terms of importance, Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) is the single most prevalent factor in understanding the root ... tter understanding of how APD is an indicator for the likelihood of offending, it must be defined. "Antisocial personality disorder (APD) is characterized by a failure to conform to standards of decen ...

(4 pages) 109 1 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders


A person that suffers from the antisocial personality disorder usually fails to conform to social norms with respect to lawful beha ... ulholland, Newman, & Rutherford, 2000).Many theorists have different ideas on the causes of the antisocial personality disorder, but it is still unknown, although the evidence points to some inher ... ints to some inherited traits. A dysfunctional family life could also increase the likelihood of an antisocial personality disorder, therefore environmental factors make a difference also.One theory s ...

(1 pages) 19 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Personality Disorders

hiatric disorder have a personality disorder.There are many kids of personality disorders, they are antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, Avoidant personality disorder, Dep ... a complex interaction of inherited traits and life experience, not from a single cause.People with antisocial personality disorder act in a way that disregards the feelings and rights of other people ...

(3 pages) 81 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Genetic Determinants of Antisocial Behaviour

Genetic Determinants of Antisocial BehaviourDelinquents are born, not made. This statement suggests that people who exhibit ... criminal activities are born that way. That is, they have a genetic make-up that causes them to act antisocially. This paper will explore what is meant by antisocial behaviour and look at the differen ... is meant by antisocial behaviour and look at the different disorders that involve the expression of antisocial behaviours. This will be followed by a look at the research that has been carried out in ...

(8 pages) 51 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Abusive Parents; Emotional, Physical and Sexual Links to Borderline Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality DIsorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Y DISORDERAbusive Parents; Emotional, Physical and Sexual Links to Borderline Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress DisorderHelen NguyenUniversity of Californi ... greed that abuse along with relationship status was a huge concept of family and the development of antisocial personality disorder. The underlining construct of personality disorder and its causal fa ...

(9 pages) 3 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Arthur Radley Psychiatric Report

did he exhibit any psychopathic compulsions. Rather, he showed signs of genuine remorse about past antisocial behavior. He seems sincere in maintaining that he wants his community to know he has chan ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee


e for Heathcliff, he still is not up to par to her standards. Heinz Cohut presents the narcissistic personality disorder, a symptom one can obtain from obsession. "A personality disorder in which one ... st of Works CitedBronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights. 1847. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.Narcissistic personality disorder - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth edition Text Rev ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

GAD in the workplace

flicts High turnoverREFERENCE LISTDiagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders IV (2002). Personality Disorders (pp. 685 - 729), American Psychiatric Association. Arlington, VA.Banerjee, S., ...

(13 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders