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Meaning of "psychopathy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PSYCHOPATHY

psychopathy  [saɪˈkɒpəθɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PSYCHOPATHY

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Psychopathy is a noun.
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WHAT DOES PSYCHOPATHY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Psychopathy

Psychopathy is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by enduring antisocial behavior, diminished empathy and remorse, and disinhibited or bold behavior. It may also be defined as a continuous aspect of personality, representing scores on different personality dimensions found throughout the population in varying combinations. The definition of psychopathy has varied significantly throughout the history of the concept; different definitions continue to be used that are only partly overlapping and sometimes appear contradictory. Hervey M. Cleckley, an American psychiatrist, probably influenced the initial diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality reaction/disturbance in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, as did American psychologist George E. Partridge. The DSM and International Classification of Diseases subsequently introduced the diagnoses of antisocial personality disorder and dissocial personality disorder, stating that these have been referred to as psychopathy or sociopathy. Canadian psychologist Robert D.

Definition of psychopathy in the English dictionary

The definition of psychopathy in the dictionary is any mental disorder or disease.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PSYCHOPATHY


adenopathy
ˌædɪˈnɒpəθɪ
allelopathy
ˌælɪˈlɒpəθɪ
allopathy
əˈlɒpəθɪ
arthropathy
ɑːˈθrɒpəθɪ
cardiomyopathy
ˌkɑːdɪəʊmaɪˈɒpəθɪ
cardiopathy
ˌkɑːdɪˈɒpəθɪ
encephalopathy
ɛnˌsɛfəˈlɒpəθɪ
endocrinopathy
ˌɛndəʊkrɪˈnɒpəθɪ
enteropathy
ˌentəˈrɒpəθɪ
homeopathy
ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ
homoeopathy
ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ
lymphadenopathy
lɪmˌfædɪˈnɒpəθɪ
myelopathy
ˌmaɪəˈlɒpəθɪ
myopathy
maɪˈɒpəθɪ
naturopathy
ˌneɪtʃəˈrɒpəθɪ
nephropathy
nɛfˈrɒpəθɪ
neuropathy
njʊˈrɒpəθɪ
osteopathy
ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪ
retinopathy
ˌrɛtɪˈnɒpəθɪ
sociopathy
ˌsəʊsɪˈɒpəθɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PSYCHOPATHY

psychopath
psychopathic
psychopathic disorder
psychopathic personality
psychopathically
psychopathist
psychopathological
psychopathologist
psychopathology
psychopharmacological
psychopharmacologist
psychopharmacology
psychophily
psychophysical
psychophysicist
psychophysics
psychophysiological
psychophysiologist
psychophysiology
psychopomp

WORDS THAT END LIKE PSYCHOPATHY

anthropopathy
antipathy
apathy
bovine spongiform encephalopathy
cranial osteopathy
dyspathy
empathy
enantiopathy
haemoglobinopathy
hemoglobinopathy
idiopathy
kinesipathy
myalgic encephalopathy
myocardiopathy
naprapathy
protopathy
swathy
sympathy
tea and sympathy
telepathy
transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

Synonyms and antonyms of psychopathy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «psychopathy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PSYCHOPATHY

Find out the translation of psychopathy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of psychopathy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «psychopathy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

精神病
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

psicopatía
570 millions of speakers

English

psychopathy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मनोरोग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العقلي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

психопатия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

psicopatia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানসিক অস্থিরতা রূপ্ম ব্যাধি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

psychopathie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Psikopati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Psychopathie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

精神病質
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정신병
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Psychopathy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

psychopathy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உளவியல் மருத்துவம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मानसोपचार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

psikopati
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

psicopatia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

psychopatia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

психопатія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

psihopatie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ψυχοπάθεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

psigopatie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

psykopati
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

psykopati
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of psychopathy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PSYCHOPATHY»

The term «psychopathy» is regularly used and occupies the 103.693 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PSYCHOPATHY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about psychopathy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PSYCHOPATHY»

Discover the use of psychopathy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to psychopathy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Psychopathy: Theory, Research, and Implications for Society
In this volume, detailed, empirically based contributions by the world's leading researchers describe the relevance of pscyhopathy to practical and policy issues, examining its relevance to such topics as treatment, risk management and ...
D.J. Cooke, Adelle E. Forth, Robert D. Hare, 1998
2
Psychopathy: Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behavior
This volume would be of interest to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, clinicians working in correctional facilities, health care settings, private practice and community-based programs as well as researchers and students.
Theodore Millon, Erik Simonsen, Morten Birket-Smith, 2002
3
Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychopathy
This comprehensive handbook synthesizes the rapidly growing research base on child and adolescent psychopathy: its nature, causes, development, assessment, and treatment.
Randall T. Salekin, Donald R. Lynam, 2011
4
Handbook of Psychopathy
With contributions from foremost experts, this authoritative handbook provides a state-of-the-science review of current knowledge on the psychopathic personality.
Christopher J. Patrick, 2005
5
Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide
It should come as no surprise, then, that practitioners require a unique set of strategies to gain an understanding of the mind that guides the behavior of a psychopathic person.
Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm, Jan-Olof Nyholm, 2012
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Responsibility and Psychopathy: Interfacing Law, Psychiatry ...
In recent years this has moved into scientific and psychiatric investigation. Responsibility and Psychopathy discusses this subject from both the philosophical and scientific disciplines, as well as a legal perspective.
Luca Malatesti, John McMillan, 2010
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Violence and Psychopathy
A key thrust of this book, and a stance shared by all of its contributors, is the notion that violence and psychopathy simply cannot be understood solely, or even fundamentally, in terms of social and environmental forces and influences.
Adrian Raine, José Sanmartin, 2001
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Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths ...
Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.
Robert D. Hare, 1999
9
The Psychopath Test
Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it, including the influential psychologist who developed the Psychopath Test, from whom Jon learns the art of ...
Jon Ronson, 2011
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A Critical Analysis of the Historical and Conceptual ...
Beyond the improvement of contextualizing this subject within the realm of epistemology, this work is also the first to synthesize other incomplete or discrepant accounts of psychopathy's history, and provides a more in depth analysis of ...
Andrew R. Stover, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PSYCHOPATHY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term psychopathy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Are Some Psychopaths Deeply Emotional?
A new study suggests that not all people with a psychopathy diagnosis fit the typical villain stereotype: cold, cruel, lacking in empathy, and beyond the reach of ... «PsychCentral.com, Apr 15»
2
Men Who Post Lots of Selfies Show Signs of Psychopathy, Says Study
Ok, not particularly surprising. However, guys who posted lots of selfies, but didn't really spend time editing them, showed signs of above average psychopathy. «Gizmodo, Jan 15»
3
​Hey, Guys: Posting a Lot of Selfies Doesn't Send a Good Message
A new study showed that men who posted more online photos of themselves than others scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy. In addition ... «Ohio State University, Jan 15»
4
Psychopaths: how can you spot one?
But is psychopathy a disorder – or a different way of being? Anyone reading the list above will spot a few criteria familiar from people they know. On average ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 14»
5
Online trolls are psychopaths and sadists, psychologists claim
In a survey conducted by the group of psychologists, people who partake in so-called trolling online showed signs of sadism, psychopathy, and were ... «The Independent, Feb 14»
6
Could a brain scan diagnose you as a psychopath?
Psychopathy is of course a very real disorder and a lot more complex than portrayed on ... James Fallon claims he can diagnose psychopathy from a brain scan. «The Guardian, Nov 13»
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Predicting violence in psychopaths is 'no more than chance'
The estimated prevalence of adult psychopathy in the general population is ... before their release, the accuracy among psychopaths was below 50 percent. «Reuters, Oct 13»
8
Blame the Brain: Why Psychopaths Lack Empathy
Psychopaths are usually described as lacking empathy, and a new study reveals the neurological basis for this dearth of feeling. When people with psychopathy ... «LiveScience.com, Sep 13»
9
Psychopathic Traits Seen in Children's Brains
The patterns seen in these children's brains may reveal a vulnerability to psychopathy in adulthood, researchers report today (May 2) in the journal Current ... «LiveScience.com, May 13»
10
The Disturbing Link Between Psychopathy And Leadership
It is not the image we like to have when we think of business leaders. But troubling research indicates that in the ranks of senior management, psychopathic ... «Forbes, Apr 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Psychopathy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/psychopathy>. Oct 2019 ».
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