PSYC 1200 Lecture Notes - Prefrontal Cortex, The Techniques, Malnutrition

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Occurs when you have stable and permanent traits (e. g. stable patterns of thought or behaviour) that negatively affect your level of functioning or the well-being of people you come into contact with. People who think they are the greatest and everything in the world is about them, but don t care about other people. People who are emotionally volatile and act as though they are controlled by moment to moment changes in the environment. They have a total lack of self-control; drug abusers and risk-takers, terrible with money and credit, and wildly emotional. People who have a complete lack of conscience or remorse for wrong-doing (e. g. morally insane, psychopaths, sociopaths). Observed in 3% of males and 1% females, and estimated as causing over 50% of all serious crimes in the u. s. Complete disregard for safety of themselves or others. Lack of empathy and no remorse for causing harm to others.

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