Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us - Chapter 12, Can Anything Be Done?, pg 192-206 Summary & Analysis

Robert Hare (psychologist)
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Chapter 12, Can Anything Be Done?, pg 192-206 Summary and Analysis

In this chapter Hare addresses why there seems to be no solution for psychopathy. One main problem is that psychopaths do not want to be cured. Often people with other psychological disorders seek out treatment. Psychopaths do not generally feel this way and are pushed into therapy. They are satisfied with themselves, their lives, and how they mistreat and use people to get ahead. Hare points out that psychopaths are not fragile people. Once they finally get into treatment (as adults) they have firmly formed a lot of the attitudes and behaviors that make them so antisocial. If a psychopath finds his or herself in therapy, they will most likely simply go through the motions.

In many ways, Hare suggests that therapy may worsen a psychopath. This is because...

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