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Psychopathy: Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

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In the field of mental health, a person that possesses a lack of empathy and desire to be cruel would be considered to demonstrate what?

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1. In the U.S., psychopathy is not itself a diagnosis, but is generally considered to be a symptom of what?

2. Given the symptoms associated with psychopathy, which of the following would be an appropriate diagnosis?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple-choice quiz and corresponding worksheet will help reveal what you know about symptoms and behaviors associated with psychopathy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you know about:

  • The term used to describe a person that demonstrates a lack of empathy
  • Diagnoses of psychopathic patients
  • Symptoms and actions of psychopathy and individuals demonstrating psychopathic tendencies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on psychopathy
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding the signs and symptoms of psychopathy and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term used to describe a person that is unhindered by what others will think or feel

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more, the lesson titled Psychopathy: Symptoms, Definition & Treatment is available. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Symptoms of psychopathy
  • The relation between criminality and psychopathy
  • Various forms of treatment for psychopathy
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