Hot off the press some new research for a new year;
Psychopaths know right from wrong but don’t care. By; Cima M, Tonnaer F, Hauser MD. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2010 Jan 6. (Epub ahead of print)
“Adult psychopaths have deficits in emotional processing and inhibitory control, engage in morally inappropriate behavior, and generally fail to distinguish moral from conventional violations. These observations, together with a dominant tradition in the discipline which sees emotional processes as causally necessary for moral judgment, have led to the conclusion that psychopaths lack an understanding of moral rights and wrongs. We test an alternative explanation: psychopaths have normal understanding of right and wrong, but abnormal regulation of morally appropriate behavior. We presented psychopaths with moral dilemmas, contrasting their judgments with age- and sex-matched (i) healthy subjects and (ii) non-psychopathic, delinquents. Subjects in each group judged cases of personal harms (i.e. requiring physical contact) as less permissible than impersonal harms, even though both types of harms led to utilitarian gains. Importantly, however, psychopaths’ pattern of judgments on different dilemmas was the same as those of the other subjects. These results force a rejection of the strong hypothesis that emotional processes are causally necessary for judgments of moral dilemmas, suggesting instead that psychopaths understand the distinction between right and wrong, but do not care about such knowledge, or the consequences that ensue from their morally inappropriate behavior.” Here
Anyone who has had anything to do with a psychopath knows this to be true, they are all just out to further themselves in one way or another. They lie, manipulate and even kill to “reach their goal” which without a conscience and empathy is made easy. Power and control over others is what drives them which is why we often find these parasites in top positions, in all areas. From manipulating people into taking untested and toxic “vaccines”, The ‘false’ pandemic: Drug firms cashed in on scare over swine flu, claims Euro health chief (January 11, 2010) Here making people eat herbicides/GMOs, which by the way looks to be going “organic” , Here , and Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation Here to, just about, forcing them to go thru dangerous full-body scanners, Full-body scanners used on air passengers may damage human DNA (January 11, 2010) Here, to “protect” them from “terrorists”, no problem as long as they “gain” something from it, economically as well as taking pleasure in hurting/damaging and even killing others, Bullies may enjoy seeing others in pain: Brain scans show disruption in natural empathetic response Here (“may” is an understatement) By now more and more people should be aware of who the real “terrorists” are, namely, psychopaths in power positions.
The psychopath has no concern for anyone (not even his/her own children) except for him/herself. Ready to do whatever it takes, regardless of if they get caught or not, make these individuals very dangerous to others. Thus, you do best in, learning as much as you can as fast as you can in order to protect yourself, your loved ones and your fellow human beings. When enough people are aware of these “predators”, we can put an end to the abuse. Informing/educating others is thus a good start.
Neural foundations to moral reasoning and antisocial behavior (2006) Here
Psychopathy as a disorder of the moral brain: Fronto-temporo-limbic grey matter reductions demonstrated by voxel-based morphometry. (Neuroimage. 2008) Here
The neural correlates of moral decision-making in psychopathy. By; A L Glenn , A Raine & R A Schug. Molecular Psychiatry 14, 5–6 (1 January 2009) Here
Friday Dysfunctional Roundup: Psychopath brain and crime — mitigating or aggravating? (Dec. 2009) Here