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5. Working with offenders

5. Working with offenders  

David Canter

in Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199550203.003.0005
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9780199550203
‘Working with offenders’ looks at the settings where forensic psychologists work with convicted offenders and the types of assessment, risk management, and therapies that they carry out. ... More
2. The changing face of autism

2. The changing face of autism  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0002
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9780199207565
‘The changing face of autism’ examines the history of autism. With the boundaries of the autistic spectrum still in flux, it asks: Will there be a clear line to distinguish autistic ... More
Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction

Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction  

Essi Viding

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
eISBN: 
9780191840685
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198802266.001.0001
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book
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9780198802266
Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has long captured the public imagination, but there is often a very limited understanding of the condition. For example, people commonly assume ... More
4. Why do some people become psychopaths?

4. Why do some people become psychopaths?  

Essi Viding

in Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
eISBN: 
9780191840685
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198802266.003.0004
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9780198802266
What are the developmental origins of the psychopathic mind? Is psychopathy a genetic condition? Or do people become psychopaths because they have been maltreated? Is it inevitable that ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Essi Viding

in Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
eISBN: 
9780191840685
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198802266.003.0006
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9780198802266
The Introduction explains that we now understand psychopathy as a personality disorder characterized by lack of empathy and guilt, manipulation of other people, a tendency to make ... More
3. The psychology of ageing

3. The psychology of ageing  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0003
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9780198725329
Psychological theories of ageing encompass mental health and emotional well-being as well as changes in these states, at individual as well as interpersonal levels, associated with ... More
7. Personalities, moods, and emotions

7. Personalities, moods, and emotions  

Michelle Baddeley

in Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191816475
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.003.0007
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9780198754992
‘Personalities, moods, and emotions’ explains how and why psychological factors affect our economic and financial decision-making. It looks at measuring personality through OCEAN tests that ... More
1. The Frankfurt School

1. The Frankfurt School  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780190692704
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0002
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9780190692674
‘The Frankfurt School’ provides a brief history of the formation of the Frankfurt School, and biographies of prominent members. The Frankfurt School grew out of the Institute for Social ... More
4. Obedience, oppression, and aggression

4. Obedience, oppression, and aggression  

Richard J. Crisp

in Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191783319
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715511.003.0004
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9780198715511
‘Obedience, oppression, and aggression’ considers when social influence turns bad—how obedience to authority can compel normal people to behave in bad ways. It then looks at social ... More
Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

Happiness: A Very Short Introduction  

Daniel M. Haybron

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.001.0001
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9780199590605
Happiness: A Very Short Introduction considers the true nature of happiness and the current thinking on the subject, from psychology to philosophy. What is happiness? Is it ... More
8. A good life

8. A good life  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0008
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9780199590605
What do we mean by a good life? A good life must come to an end. ‘A good life’ looks at what could be said to constitute such a life. There are two fundamental parts: whether your life is ... More
5. The sources of happiness

5. The sources of happiness  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0005
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9780199590605
Listing the different sources of our happiness can be tricky: relationships, friends, family, community, love. ‘The sources of happiness’ considers where we find our happiness and how these ... More
6. Beyond happiness: well-being

6. Beyond happiness: well-being  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0006
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9780199590605
Well-being should not be confused with happiness. Well-being is a matter of value: what is good for us. ‘Beyond happiness: well-being’ considers what we need to attain a sense of ... More
3. Experts in court

3. Experts in court  

David Canter

in Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199550203.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199550203
‘Experts in court’ reviews the contributions that forensic psychologists make as expert witnesses. Expert evidence is given to assist the court in its decision, whether the expert agrees ... More
6. Chameleon personalities

6. Chameleon personalities  

Andrew Robinson

in Genius: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778056
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.003.0006
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9780199594405
Is there a personality conducive to genius? ‘Chameleon personalities’ considers this question by looking at personality traits. Personality is now widely tested using a ‘five-factor model’. ... More
3. Tools of the trade

3. Tools of the trade  

Susan Llewelyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

in Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191815690
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753896.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198753896
Clinical psychologists have a set of competencies, rather like tools in a toolbox, which they learn during training and then develop further throughout their professional careers. ‘Tools of ... More
1. How can we know if someone is a psychopath or is at risk of becoming one?

1. How can we know if someone is a psychopath or is at risk of becoming one?  

Essi Viding

in Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
eISBN: 
9780191840685
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198802266.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198802266
What are individuals with psychopathy like and what are their defining features? ‘How can we know if someone is a psychopath or is at risk of becoming one?’ considers two case studies to ... More
7. Can we categorize people? Individual differences

7. Can we categorize people? Individual differences  

Gillian Butler and McManus Freda

in Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
Published Online: 
Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779831
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0007
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9780199670420
Most of us like to consider ourselves as unique, but is it possible to categorize the differences between us and identify the determinants of such differences? Psychologists have developed ... More
8. The importance of schizophrenia

8. The importance of schizophrenia  

Christopher Frith and Eve Johnstone

in Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775529
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802217.003.0008
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chapter
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9780192802217
‘The importance of schizophrenia’ argues that, over the last 100 years, the scientific understanding of severe mental illnesses has increased dramatically. We nevertheless continue to fear ... More
9. From resignation to renewal

9. From resignation to renewal  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780190692704
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0010
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190692674
‘From resignation to renewal’ examines where critical theory has gone wrong, and how it can reorient itself for the future. Critical theory was originally intended as an alternative to ... More

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