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Can you feel what I’m feeling? Andrey Popov/Shutterstock

What is a psychopath?

Everyone has something of the Joker in them.
Don’t feel bitter, but that story you read about gin was probably wrong. Igor Normann/Shutterstock.com

No, enjoying a gin and tonic doesn’t mean you’re a psychopath

Claims that gin lovers are more likely to be psychopaths are just another case of science media misreporting - which should be a tonic to any tipplers who were worried by the news.
Compared to other antisocial people, psychopaths lack empathy and are less able to understand punishment. Viktor Gladkov/Shutterstock

Why violent psychopaths don’t ‘get’ punishment

The psychologist David Lykken once wrote that most violent crime could be prevented by cryogenically freezing all males aged 12 to 28. Although this option might be appealing at times for high school teachers…

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