Recommended reading about psychopathy:
Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
by Dr. Robert Hare
This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.
The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience
by Dr. Kent Kiehl
This book is about Dr. Kiehl’s quest to unravel the psychopathic mind. Kiehl created the first mobile functional MRI scanner to study psychopaths in prison populations.
The Sociopath Next Door
by Dr. Martha Stout
To arm us against the sociopath, Dr. Stout teaches us to question authority, suspect flattery, and beware the pity play.
Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work
by Dr. Paul Babiak and Dr. Robert Hare
In popular culture, the image of the psychopath is of someone like Hannibal Lecter or the BTK Killer. But in reality, many psychopaths just want money, or power, or fame, or simply a nice car. Where do these psychopaths go? Often, it’s to the corporate world.
The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain
by Dr. James Fallon
While researching serial killers, Dr. Fallon uncovered a pattern in their brain scans that helped explain their cold and violent behavior. Astonishingly, his own scan matched.
The Mask of Sanity: An Attempt to Clarify Some Issues About the So-Called Psychopathic Personality
by Dr. Hervey Cleckley
First published in 1941. Dr. Cleckley describes the psychopath as a perfect mimic of a normally functioning person.
Psychopathic Cultures and Toxic Empires
by Will Black
Will Black shows how individuals can be swayed by social pathologies, and even good people can easily be led to do bad things.