By C. Boddy

Psychopaths are little understood outdoors of the legal snapshot. despite the fact that, because the contemporary worldwide monetary trouble highlighted, the habit of a small staff of managers can possibly deliver down the complete western approach of commercial. This e-book investigates who they are, why they do what they do and what the implications in their presence are.

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This can be expected to create conflict in an organisation – and according to this research it does just that. e. e. conflict also happens more often): arguments are more widespread and more frequent, yelling increases by a factor of ten, and rudeness and bullying increase dramatically. Corporate Psychopaths have no emotional connection with others, no empathy or conscience, and they are totally ruthless. They can be expected secretly to find the whole notion of corporate social responsibility laughable.

Com - licensed to Australian Catholic University - PalgraveConnect - 2011-08-17 2 27 This superior executive brain function would be promoted by a good socio- economic family background, good education and high intelligence, and this idea is supported by research showing that high psychopathy traits are strongly associated with the opposite of these factors – factors such as low socio- economic status and poor early parental supervision (Farrington 2005). This chapter discusses the most commonly used existing measures for psychopathy and the measure used for corporate psychopathy.

However, the researchers admit that the evidence for this is indirect and inconclusive (Kiehl et al. 2006). The general agreement is that some dysfunction of the amygdala and/ or orbitofrontal cortex is probably involved and that the other developmental and environmental pathways of psychopathy are not fully understood (Vien & Beech 2006). It should be pointed out, however, that the detection of the presence of brain abnormalities does not necessarily mean that the causal direction has been established.

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