Book Review: The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success by Kevin Dutton

Review by Allison Bohac

By Science News, 14:39 PM November 15, 2012

“My father was a psychopath,” Dutton admits in his introduction. Never violent, Dutton’s dad was charming, ruthless and fearless. He wasn’t Hannibal Lecter, just a very good salesman.

Dutton, a research psychologist, believes that his father’s case is not unique. Recent studies are blurring the lines between the psychopath and the average person. The disorder, it turns out, is more of a spectrum than an all-or-nothing state, and not all psychopaths are criminals.

In fact, Dutton argues, so...

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