Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Robert Hare (psychologist)
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Essay Topic 1

Use the descriptions provided in this text to compose a word portrait of a typical psychopath for a person who has never heard the term. What would he or she do in a first encounter? What identifying features would present themselves? How could a psychopath be recognized?

Essay Topic 2

Clearly, the author has an interest in promoting his Psychopathy checklist for use by mental health professionals and clinicians. But this book was not written for the scientific audience. Write an essay explaining what purpose you think the author had in presenting the results of his research to the lay public. Back up your thesis with information from the text.

Essay Topic 3

What is your explanation for the public's glamorization of criminals? Do you accept the theory that the public can play out illicit behavior without personal cost by identifying with criminals onscreen? Do you think that...

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