The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon RonsonThe Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry is a psychology book written by British author Jon Ronson in which he explores the concept of psychopathy , along with the broader mental health " industry " including mental health professionals and the mass media. Ronson visits purported psychopaths, as well as psychologists and psychiatrists who have studied them, particularly Canadian psychologist Robert D. Ronson explores the idea that many corporate and governmental leaders are psychopaths whose actions to others can only be explained by taking that fact into account, and he privately uses the Hare test to determine if he can discern any truth to it. He meets Toto Constant , who he speculates is a psychopath, corporate leader Albert J. Dunlap , who the magazine Fast Company speculated was a psychopath, as well as a young man detained in Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital who states he is a victim of the psychiatric industry's unfalsifiable diagnoses. He speaks to Anthony Maden, a professor and the forensic psychiatrist in charge of the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder DSPD unit at Broadmoor, who tells him that the controversial DSPD scheme would not have happened without Hare's checklist, adding: "Personally I don't like the way Bob Hare talks about psychopaths almost as if they are a different species" and "Even if you don't accept those criticisms of Bob Hare's work
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The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
So they spent a lot of time trying to formulate a shit policy! He said he saw the men at Oak Ridge back then as searching souls with kind hearts, especially among the rich and powerful? Ronson meets Robert Spitzer, just like he was, the editor under whose aegis the DSM bulged most preposterously. Eric I think one of the most important thing in this book that a lot of people missed is how Ronson started seeing psychopaths everywhere after researching …more I think one of the most important thing in this book that a lot of people missed is how Ronson started seeing psychopaths everywhere after researching psychopathy and the checklist.But in fact the missing piece was that the author was a crackpot. Adrian Laing is a slight, trim pychopath. May His psychopaths have become gentle.
My intention was just to say hi and go back. His recounting of it began quite vaguely. Patients began drifting in to sit with their loved ones at tables and chairs that had been nailed to the ground. He was in a hurry.
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T he difficulty with reviewing Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test is that, if I am to be honest, I risk sounding like a person with no sense of humour — and who wants to be one of those? Certainly not Ronson, whose joke rate is as indiscriminate as it is high, by which I mean that though the belly laughs come thick and fast — my God, he is funny — they are occasionally accompanied by a certain kind of queasiness. And, in the case of The Psychopath Test , perhaps more than occasionally. Ronson's new book is provocative and interesting, and you will, I guarantee, zip merrily through it. But it also reveals, sometimes painfully, the limitations of his journalistic technique. He skates when you want him to dig; he does that amazed, disingenuous thing, when a little old-fashioned anger and indignation would serve him far better; he makes peculiar connections between things that are not really connected at all. His subject is huge and tragic and terrifying but there is something tinny and unfinished about his investigation.
I looked at Brian. It seemed a pretty reckless act, knowing how eagle-eyed the Scientologists were reputed to be? Tony faking his brain going wrong was a sign that his brain had gone wrong. I waved back and continued down the corridor.