Psychopathy: Symptoms, Definition & Treatment


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

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?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

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?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

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