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Scott Lilienfeld: The Search for Successful Psychopathy


Scott O. Lilienfeld is a professor of psychology at Emory University and gave Stockholm Psycjiatry Lecture titled “Beneath the Mask: The Search for Successful Psychopathy” on November 8, 2016.. Although psychopathic personality (psychopathy) has traditionally been regarded as a largely or entirely malignant condition, some scholars have contended that psychopathy, or at least some of the traits associated with it, may be tied to successful outcomes in some vocations or avocations, such as politics, business, military combat, and high risk-sports.

[Video and text source: PsychiatryLectures YouTube channel]