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Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the author see as the antidote to inaccurate diagnoses?
(a) Careful study of an offender's background.
(b) Careful comparison with similar cases.
(c) Careful attention to a defendant's explanations.
(d) Careful use of sound scientific procedures.
2. What was the only difference between the psychopath, Jason, as a child and adults with the same syndrome?
(a) The child was more hostile.
(b) The child was less aggressive.
(c) The child was more open and forthright.
(d) The child was less violent.
3. How did psychopaths in the prison study of brain patterns respond to emotionally charged words?
(b) With excess emotion.
(c) As if they were neutral.
4. What does Hervey Cleckley see as the main difference between psychopaths who are not incarcerated and those who are?
(a) A more consistent appearance of normality.
(b) A better education.
(c) A better physical appearance.
(d) A more engaging line of talk.
5. Why are psychopaths not successful in treatment programs?
(a) They are experiencing too much distress.
(b) They are unwilling to make changes.
(c) They see nothing wrong with themselves.
(d) They are unable to face problems.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the most distressing aspect of increasing juvenile crime?
2. What is the danger in placing psychopaths in mental hospitals instead of prison settings?
3. When do psychopathic children lie when normal children would not?
4. What is a typical sign of psychopathic conversation?
5. What is the two-pronged question clinicians face in dealing with psychopathic children?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is it important to identify psychopathy in childhood?
2. What attitude do white-collar psychopaths take toward their victims?
3. Why is it difficult to identify psychopathy in children?
4. What distinguishes the lying of psychopaths from that of other liars?
5. What characteristics distinguish psychopathic use of non-verbal communication?
6. What does the Psychopathy checklist provide to clinicians that they are lacking?
7. What is the danger of inaccurate diagnosis of psychopathy?
8. What benefit does a psychopath typically get from therapy programs?
9. Why is the option of ignoring the presence of psychopathy in children no longer available?
10. How have family members often unwittingly contributed to a psychopath's misbehavior?
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