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Psychopaths and a science festival: the October events to book now

Science events in London and Manchester provide an intriguing excuse to avoid October weather

By Prospect Team   October 2017

A robot at Manchester Science Festival.

Why Do Some People Become Psychopaths? 

Royal Society, London, 19th October

Scientists will tell you that psychopathy, characterised by the lack of empathy and guilt, is a developmental disorder. While few would now subscribe to the idea of people being “born bad,” individuals with such temperaments may well have a genetic vulnerability. As they mature, they become unable to respond to the distress or emotional cues of others. Join Essi Viding, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences,…

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