PsychTalk explores the human mind at every scale, from neurons in the brain, to individual behavior, to society and culture. Hear diverse ideas from psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, sociology, linguistics, economics, and beyond. Every week we have about an hour of conversations with featured guests, games with listeners, and reports on fresh topics. Join us as we marvel at why people think and act the way they do. And find us at www.psychtalkradio.com
United States
10 episodes
since Oct. 5, 2012



· transcript
Are psychopaths more like Hannibal Lecter or Dexter Morgan? How likely is it that your boss is really a psychopath? Find your answers in this in-depth discussion with Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, an experimental philosopher at Duke University and an expert on psychopaths. Here are some more detailed questions we answer. No spoilers this time – you have to listen! What is a psychopath, scientifically speaking? Is a sociopath the same thing? How many are out there, and how many popular depictions are accurate? Is it possible to detect psychopaths without testing them? What causes psychopaths – is it more nature or nurture? If psychopaths are emotion-blind, when are they morally and legally responsible for doing bad things? How can they best be treated? How many different types of felonies do you need to have committed to be a psychopath? Download the podcast here.
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