Thursday, October 27, 2011

Five sources

So I have five sources that *might* be useful in my paper.  I'm not if they will all be useful but I'm sure at least one of them will be.  I'm hoping to write my paper on something to do with Antisocial Personality Disorder [(APD) commonly called Psychopathy].

Source #1 This is a letter to the editor of some journal of psychology. They compliment the the author of the article on how well they covered certain topics and how they didn't really cover others. Ideally I'd like to find the original text that they are referring to.

Source #2  This is a book with some ideas about how to treat APD; this would be very useful as there are only theories on how to treat APD.

Source #3  This is DSM IV. It is THE book for diagnosing personality disorders; I happen to have a copy under my bed at the moment. The link is just to Google Books' preview.

Source #4  This is just a book about psychopathy in general. It looks like it could have some good information in it.

Source #5  This is pretty much the same deal as #4 except it focuses more on the criminality of people with APD.

So there you have it! Enjoy!


  1. Hmmm, I may have to look into this paper cause I sure have an anti-social disorder. Is there a difference in a disorder and just being weird?

  2. This can be interesting. I dont know much about APD but i would really like to learn more!

  3. Kirk, being "anti-social" and having an actual diagnosis of APD are as different as night and day. From a psychological perspective, have anti-social tendencies means that you have no empathy or compassion. However, our modern slang has assigned it the meaning of being shy or having an aversion to being very social. So APD is very different than being "anti-social".

  4. I'm interested in seeing what your thesis will be. How are you going to use this and what will you say about it? It will be an interesting paper for sure.

  5. hey if you get this can you email me back at for the final stuff. thanks.