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  • Published: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099551065
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

The Wisdom of Psychopaths




A fascinating exploration into the mind of the psychopath - revealing what we can learn from it

Psychopath. No sooner is the word out than images of murderers, rapists, suicide bombers and gangsters flash across our minds.

But unlike their box-office counterparts, not all psychopaths are violent, or even criminal. Far from it. In fact, they have a lot of good things going for them. Psychopaths are fearless, confident, charismatic, ruthless and focused - qualities tailor-made for success in twenty-first-century society.

In this groundbreaking adventure into the world of psychopaths, renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals a shocking truth: beneath the hype and the popular characterisation, psychopaths have something to teach us.

  • Published: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099551065
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Kevin Dutton

Dr Kevin Dutton is a researcher at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, and a member of the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience (OCEAN) research group. He regularly publishes in leading international scientific journals and speaks at conferences around the world. He is the author of the acclaimed Flipnosis: The Art of Split-Second Persuasion.

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Praise for The Wisdom of Psychopaths

An original and thought-provoking study

Daily Mail

Goes beyond cliché to view the world through a psychopath's eyes … this book knows how to get under the skin

Guardian

The Wisdom of Psychopaths is a surprising, absorbing, and perceptive book set out in briskly readable prose and with gripping anecdotes. I found it altogether fascinating.

Philip Pullman

Kevin Dutton is a Special Forces style psychologist. Daring. Original. All-action. No nonsense.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Dutton tackles an elusive, important and much neglected aspect of the mind; our personality. He presents some highly original insights and does so in a provocative and humorous style

V. S. Ramachandran, Gifford lecturer , Reith lecturer and author of The Tell-Tale Brain

goes beyond cliché to view the world through a psychopath's eyes … this book knows how to get under the skin

Guardian

An original and thought-provoking study

Daily Mail

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