Jennifer Koser Joe Sonsella General Psychology 4-22-16 Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) is one of 10 personality disorders in the manual of mental disorders. It is commonly characterized by a person who consistently shows no regard for right and wrong, and ignores the rights and feelings of others. They tend to manipulate or treat others harshly, and show no remorse for their behavior.1 The criteria for diagnosing this disorder differs depending on the version and source, but usually requires a lifelong pattern of symptoms. Scientific evidence shows individuals displaying anti social behavior from a young age and remaining this way for the span of their life. The population of people with ASPD is diverse.
The psychological principle (or disorder) that best applies to Joker 's merciless behavior is antisocial personality disorder. Antisocial personality disorder, according to Myers (2011), "is a personality disorder in which the person (usually a man) exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even toward friends and family members. " Those with antisocial personality disorder tend to lie, break laws, act impulsively, and lack regard for their own safety or the safety of others. In addition, those with antisocial personality disorder may be aggressive and ruthless or even an astute con artist. However, not all criminals have antisocial personality disorder; if a criminal exhibits a sense of responsibility or a moral compass in other areas of their life (areas of their life other than crime), then that criminal does not have antisocial personality disorder.
He showed a lack of remorse when he spoke harshly to Carol regarding her son’s illness and also showed irritability/aggression when Carol did not show up to be his daily waitress, both are symptoms of ASPD. Udall identifies with traits within these Cluster B Personality Disorders, but doesn’t meet criteria for any. As a result of his presentation of many symptoms, but his lack of met criterion, we conclude that the patient meets the diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as Other Specified Personality
Silence of the Lambs Mental Health Analysis Silence of the Lambs explores the life of a psychiatrist with antisocial personality disorder who has a connection to a serial killer that is under investigation. While some of the characteristics presented in this movie correlate to those on the DSM-V for a person with antisocial personality disorder it creates a stigma and fear against people with mental illnesses. During the interviews Hannibal Lector shows many symptoms commonly observed in people with antisocial personality disorder and the facility shows the lack of resources and therapy for antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). Main Characters and Their relationship in the Presented Environment Lecter was interviewed by a training FBI agent Starling in a case of an old patient of
Antisocial personality disorder is described to be the tendencies to disregard and violate the rights of others around them. (Psychologytoday.com, 2017) There are many symptoms to look at for the mental illness. The DSM-5 lists many traits that people carry with them when having the illness much like Randle McMurphy. Randle was arrested and sent to work on the work farms for statutory rape.
According to the American Psychological Association, those affected by psychopathy will “…tend to be irritable and aggressive and to get repeatedly into physical fights and assaults…” (Blair). Robert Hare’s Psychopathy Checklist-Revised is a tool that numerous medical professionals use to diagnose psychopathy. This tool is used by identifying the number of traits from the checklist the individual demonstrates. Using tools like Hare’s checklist can be very important in diagnosing suspected
Dissociative Identity Disorder Madison Detwiler Psychology 1113-03 Oklahoma State University Fall 2015 Dissociative Identity Disorder There are many different personality disorders in the world today. Personality disorders are “enduring patterns of thinking, feeling, or relating to others or controlling impulses that deviate from cultural expectations and cause distress or impaired functioning” (CITE BOOK). A type of this disorder is called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
Borderline Personality Disorder Intro: AGD: What do Amy Winehouse, Angelina Jolie, Princess Diana, and I have in common? We all have Borderline Personality Disorder. I am diagnosed with Borderline Personality disorder, as is my sister, so I know how it feels to have it effect your body and your life. Thesis: Today I am going to tell you some things about how Borderline Personality Disorder effects your mind, body, and the people around you Preview: First we have to go inside the mind to see how this disorder effects your emotions and how you think
Psychopath and sociopath are two terms classified as antisocial personality disorders in the world of psychology. Although many people have heard of these two terms, quite often people do not know what sets them apart from one another. A sociopath is defined as a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience. The definition of psychopath is similar in being a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior. By looking at the definitions, these personality disorders appear very similar; however, there are specific attributes that are more specific to one of the two.
The events in his life, made it highly likely that would commit a crime or crimes as an adolescent or adult. Schizophrenia was the roots cause of his compulsions and delusions. Schizophrenic individuals often exhibit illogical and incoherent thought processes, and they often lack insight into their behavior and do not understand reality. A person with paranoid schizophrenia also experiences complex behavior delusions that involve wrongdoing or persecution. He was not delinquent as a child, it wasn’t until late adulthood did he began to show signs of deviant behavior.
They tend to have inflexible thoughts and behaviors in social situations (Noggle, Rylander, & Soltys, 2013). In The Neuropsychology of Psychopathology, the author states that “a personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations
For one, Devin P. Kelley, who had assaulted both his wife and stepson before committing a shooting in Suther Springs, Texas. This link, while not as complex as the mental illness one, shows that it would be a good idea to look into someone’s past violence. Victor includes a quote from Paul Gill, from University College London which explains this pretty well, stating “‘Having a history of violence might help neutralize the natural barriers to committing violence’” (). Next, Victor writes about the sense of grievance found within the perpetrators.
In her memoir, Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight, M.E. Thomas presents an objective view on the daily functions of a person diagnosed with an antisocial personality with the aid of modern research as well as her own experiences with her disorder. By utilizing anecdotal evidence as well as varied tone, Thomas effectively portrays an accurate representation of the life of a sociopath. Much of Thomas’s evidence is presented in the form of her experiential stories.
Mental illness and criminology: a review of related literature Aja Ferguson Chaminade University CJ 605 Dr. Allen 3/18/2017 I. INTRODUCTION Mental illness and criminology are two fields that continue to generate interest among researchers. One of the reasons that explain the consistent interest of scholars is the presence of a vast, unexplored territory where there is a dearth in available and updated information related to mental illness and criminology. Even though the study of the mentally ill and the criminal are two different spheres, it is not uncommon that individuals became criminals because they are mentally ill, just like it is not new to discover criminals in prison to develop