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Psychopaths: History Of Parental Neglect, Dominating Parents, Physically Or Psychologically Abuse At Early Age

Update Date: Jun 05, 2017 09:58 PM EDT

It is known that Psychopathy is defined in the science of Psychology as a personality disorder, which is usually characterized by diverse types of behaviors. Psychopaths are mainly known for having typical behaviors like impaired regretful, absence of sympathy, no hesitation in anti-social performances, egoistic traits, et al.

A New Study Reveals Typical Results

Recently, a study on high security prisoners was performed by a team of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in which the researchers interviewed them to get to know more about their upbringing, as reported by Ten Play. The surprising fact in the result received after accomplishing the study on the prisoners, is that majority of the psychopaths or criminals had a history of having either fully parental neglect or almost controlling and dominating parents.

On the other hand, the reports also stated that the criminal psychopaths had a history of grotesque physical or psychological abuse, mainly when they were mainly. The lead author of the study, Dr. Aina Gullhaugen said that all these detained psychopaths without exception had been injured (physically or psychologically) while they were in association with their caregivers. 

“And many of the descriptions made it clear that their later ruthlessness was an attempt to address this damage, but in an inappropriate or bad way,” Dr. Gullhaugen described. Dr. Gullehaugen further shared that more than half of the individuals she studied had grown up under typical situations like no one cared where the child is subjected to total control and must be submissive, or subjected to a neglected parental style.

How To Recognize Psychopathy

Per Heather Irvine, Senior clinical psychologist and director at the R.E.A.D Clinic, the first year of a child’s life plays a significant role in determining how they develop, reports Irvine described that psychopaths don’t suddenly come out of nowhere and their early history should be looked into. Psychologists should understand what’s gone with the child since the time he/she was born.

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