Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us Fun Activities

Robert Hare (psychologist)
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The Psychopath in History

Using Dr. Hare's checklist, try to establish whether an individual in history such as Hitler or Stalin meets the requirements to be labeled a psychopath. Use facts from the person's life to validate your hypothesis.

The Psychopath in Literature

Using Dr. Hare's checklist, select a fictional character such as Hannibal Lecter or Dickens' Fagin and try to establish whether that character meets the requirements for psychopathy. Remember that psychopaths are not delusional and do not suffer from mental illness, so such characteristics would disqualify your character.

You are the Publicist

Imagine that you have been hired by Dr. Hare's publishing company to advertise the Psychopathy checklist to psychologists and other mental health professionals. How would you convince them they needed the checklist when they have other tools they already use? What means of advertising would you use? Develop a poster you could display at...

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