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I, Psychopath Documentary

Unread post by Caterpillar » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:24 am

There is a documentary called ?I, Psychopath? that was released in May, 2009.

The film can be watched here (50 mins):


?Making a movie with a psychopath,? declares I, Psychopath?s director Ian Walker, ?is a little like poking a snake with a stick.?

By the end, Walker almost calls it quits on his own film rather than spend another day with its main subject.


Robert Hare was in the film and here is his review:

Bob Hare Says:

May 22nd, 2009 at 9:09 am


Just watched the CBC broadcast of I, Psychopath. You did a brilliant job, arguably the first documentary to capture the complex, fascinating, and destructive interplay between psychopath and victim.

Perhaps most remarkable was your insightful and amazing documentation of the manner in which you became an integral part of the action. You experienced first-hand what it is like to be caught in the psychopath?s web of deceit, manipulation, domination and control, and to be subjected to psychological and emotional abuse that can be every bit as debilitating and demeaning their physical counterparts.

Fortunately your exposure was time-limited, and you were able to extricate yourself from the situation. The other victim in the documentary clearly is not so fortunate. Like many victims she is trapped in a macabre dance with an unfeeling, controlling partner.

Awards for this documentary should follow if there is any justice in the media world.

Robert Hare, PhD


Relevant articles from Robert Hare?s web site:

Suffering Souls
The search for the roots of psychopathy.
by John Seabrook November 10, 2008

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008 ... t_seabrook

Interview with Dr. Robert D. Hare and Dr. Paul Babiak
These Men Know 'Snakes in Suits': Identifying Psychopathic Fraudsters
By Dick Carozza
From the July/August 2008 issue of Fraud Magazine


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God and the temporal lobes

Unread post by joe sz » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:07 am

I watched the i-psychopath documentary. very good, concise. It is important, as the film points out, never to make or impose a diagnosis until the results of scientific or reliable psychological tests are in.

I looked at a few more documentaries on that url.

I would recommend this one for ex-cult members who have had transcendent spiritual experiences:
go to Part 3: God and the Temporal Lobes


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Unread post by David McCarthy » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:11 am

Really Great information....
thank you Caterpillar, Joe...I have my homework cutout for me this week...;-)

From the John Seabrook interview.......
?Think about it,? he told me. ?Crime is a trillion-dollar-a-year problem. The average psychopath will be convicted of four violent crimes by the age of forty. And yet hardly anyone is funding research into the science. Schizophrenia, which causes much less crime, has a hundred times more research money devoted to it.? I asked why, and Kiehl said, ?Because schizophrenics are seen as victims, and psychopaths are seen as predators. The former we feel empathy for, the latter we lock up.?
In January of 2007, Kiehl arranged to have a portable functional magnetic-resonance-imaging scanner brought into Western?the first fMRI ever installed in a prison. So far, he has recruited hundreds of volunteers from among the inmates. The data from these scans, Kiehl hopes, will confirm his theory, published in Psychiatry Research, in 2006, that psychopathy is caused by a defect in what he calls ?the paralimbic system,? a network of brain regions, stretching from the orbital frontal cortex to the posterior cingulate cortex, that are involved in processing emotion, inhibition, and attentional control. His dream is to confound the received wisdom by helping to discover a treatment for psychopathy. ?If you could target the brain region involved, then maybe you could find a drug that treats that region,? he told me. ?If you could treat just five per cent of them, that would be a Nobel Prize right there.?

Suffering Souls
The search for the roots of psychopathy.
by John Seabrook November 10, 2008

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008 ... t_seabrook
But he has nothing on at all, cried at last the whole people....

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