James Fallon's Study Of Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Antisocial personality disorders are when people have no regards for others and laws. They lack empathy for other people, do not care about what is right or wrong, and they often manipulate and antagonize people. They treat other people very badly because they do not care about their feelings. They do not care about laws, so they often end up in jail. plus they feel no guilt toward what they did, nor do they care about what happens to them. They love to lie for no reason at all even in situations where they do not need to, like saying there favorite color is pink, but it is actually red, or if somebody ask them what high school they went they would lie, and say they went to a completely different school just for the heck of it. People with …show more content…
Fallon tends to lean on the Nature v. Nurture Theory. Fallon came across a alzheimer 's study that could have possibly have been a relative which showed psychopathic tendencies, upon looking at his relatives brain scan he noticed that he was related to Lizzie Borden. Lizzie Borden was a axe murder who murdered her father and stepmother. He was also related the the Cornell family which included Thomas Cornell who was hung because he murdered his elderly mother. Fallon says that he lives his life as a nonviolent …show more content…
Doctors believe that unlike psychopaths, sociopaths are created instead being born that way. Say a person was horrifically abused as a child or grew up in really bad home situations. Robert Maudsley was sexually abused as a child by his parents, so it affected him as he grew up. He never grew close to people, and eventually grew up to be a male prostitute. One that he met while at work shared with him that he was a pedophile, and showed Robert picture of what he did to some of his victims. Robert murdered him because of the fact that he was a pedophile, and was sent to a psychiatric hospital. While there he, and another person, killed this man because Robert found out that he was an pedophile. He got sent to a real prison, and killed his fellow inmates just because he wanted to, and hid him under the bed in his cell for days. Robert was unable to lure anybody else into to his cell, so he randomly went up to another inmate, and began stabbing him until he was dead. Shortly after the inmate was dead Robert went up to one of the prison guards, and told him that his roster is going to be two people short. Everybody was horrified by him that they made a special cell just for him in the bottom of the prison. One of the prison guards were trying to go into Robert’s cell to give him something, when Robert told him that if he came in he was going to kill him, but not because he

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