Risks of Harm from Psychopathic Individuals

  • Robert Henley Woody

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


This brief offers understanding and insight into how to define, establish, and maintain personal safety to minimize risks of negative encounters with psychopaths. The author, through a behavioral science research lens sprinkled with autobiographical anecdotes, details causes of psychopathy, links between crime and psychopathy, and focuses particular attention on strategies and preventative measures that individuals who encounter psychopathic others can employ to assert their own personal mental and physical well-being. 


Accentuating the positive Harm in contemporary society Risk taking Deception: the great pretender Psychopathology violence and criminal psychopathy Avoidance behavior harm reduction Safety psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Henley Woody
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Nebraska at OmahaOmahaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-20997-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-20998-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8363
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8371
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