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Archive for the ‘Empathy’ Category

Causes and Treatments of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Tweet In our last post, we considered signs that Elliot Rodger had narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), according NPD’s DSM-5 criteria. Researchers estimate that 1% of the general population has lifelong NPD. That’s one person in one hundred. And the prevalence of narcissism may be increasing. (Twenge et al, 2014) That means you and I encounter NPD often, in other people and perhaps in ourselves. […]

Elliot Rodger’s Narcissism

Tweet Last Saturday morning, the U. S. found out that Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old, went on a murderous rampage Friday night in Isla Vista, CA. Isla Vista is a pretty, beach town, filled with seemingly immortal, young students with lives of sunshine and partying. My brother lives there, two blocks from where the chaos ensued. I became interested in the story as […]

Empathy Erosion and Treating People Like Objects

Tweet By guest blogger Amy Broadway Earlier this May, Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus escaped from a partially boarded-up home in Cleveland, Ohio. The nation suspects 52-year-old Ariel Castro individually kidnapped the women over a decade ago, imprisoning them in his home and psychologically and physically torturing them until their escape. Cuyahoga County […]

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