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LEC 06 - PERSONALITY DISORDERS - OECTOBER 18 2012.docx

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYD32H3
Professor
Anthony Ruocco
Semester
Fall

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2012-10-18 PERSONALITY DISORDERS – LEC 06 Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy The public often uses the word “antisocial” meaning someone who is shy, introverted and so forth. But this is not the way we use it in a psychological manner. Paul Barnardo was a serial killer and rapist, which he committed with his wife Karla Homolka and the serial rapes he committed in Scarborough. Antisocial Personality Psychology usually begins at a young age. Sometimes it is hard to dissociate antisocial behaviour and APD. There is a difference! Diagnostic Criteria: • Apervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15, as indicated by three (or more) of the following: • (1) failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviours as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest. *Account on Ruoco’s experience with a male who hadAPD. • (2) Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure. • (3) Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead. • (4) Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults. This is the stereotypical prototypical aspects ofAPD. • (5) Reckless disregard for safety of self or others. • (6) Consisten irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consisten work behaviour or honor financial obligations. • (7) Lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another. • The individual must be at least age 18 years. • There must be evidence of conduct disorder with onset before age 15 years. This shows you that this really is a personality trait that has become disordered in the individual.A conduct disorder; aggression to people and animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness or theft, and serious violations of rules. • The occurrence of antisocial behaviour is not exclusively during the course of schizophrenia or a manic episode. Prevelance: • 2% of general population is affected by this. • Rates for men (3%) substantially higher than for women (1%). • In correctional and forensic settings, pr
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