Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us Topics for Discussion

Robert Hare (psychologist)
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Do you think that Hare's Psychopathy Checklist is a valid tool for evaluating psychopathy? Why or why not?

Does Hare exaggerate the presence of psychopaths among us?

What do you think about Hare's tone throughout the book? Is it appropriate for his audience?

Does Hare do a good job of interlacing his experiences, other people's antidotes, and interviews into the narrative? Did you like the structure of the novel? Did it flow? Why or why not?

Hare uses the entire book to discuss the Psychopathy Checklist and identifying psychopaths, but does not talk much about treatment. Did you think the end of the book was a let down?

Are the tips Hare gives to protect yourself against psychopaths helpful? Do you think they are simply common sense?

What characteristics from the Psychopathy Checklist do you think normal people exhibit often?

What do you think...

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