Psychology & Psychiatry

Predicting antisocial behaviour from the neurobiology of empathy

Empathy encourages prosocial behavior, while an empathy deficit has been linked to psychological disorders. By further examining the mechanisms involved, new research hopes to offer risk analysis and better treatment for ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do western societies promote narcissism?

Universitätsmedizin Berlin report that people who grew up in the former western states of Germany have higher levels of narcissism than those whose socialization took place in the former eastern states. Between 1949 and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Extreme beliefs often mistaken for insanity, new study finds

In the aftermath of violent acts such as mass shootings, many people assume mental illness is the cause. After studying the 2011 case of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers ...

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3 Canadian families sue US sperm bank over sperm donor

Three Ontario families are suing a U.S.-based sperm bank and its Canadian distributor, alleging they were misled about a donor's medical and social history, which included a criminal record and significant mental illness.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Opinion: Why are we becoming so narcissistic? Here's the science

The subject of narcissism has intrigued people for centuries, but social scientists now claim that it has become a modern "epidemic". So what is it, what has led to its increase, and is there anything we can do about it?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rates of narcissism lower than national perception

Americans consistently reported a perception of the typical U.S. citizen as highly narcissistic—even meeting diagnostic criteria for the psychiatric disorder, according to studies conducted by University of Georgia psychologists ...

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