Wednesday, November 22, 2017

How Psychopaths Work

This was an interesting podcast that a reader shared with me.

To me it started off a little self assured of itself in starting certain things as fact that seemed wrong-ish to me, or at least debatable. It reminded of listening to non-Mormons talk about the Mormon religion with such certainty or men talking about the female experience with such certainty, if that gives you an idea of what I mean.

Probably my favorite parts were about halfway to the end where they start acknowledging the very problematic ways that psychopaths have been studied, the discrepancies in psychological "knowledge" of what sociopaths are and how to diagnose them, how psychopaths are diagnosed (stressing criminal behaviors), how they're given psychological treatment or not, how they're punished for their diagnosis by the criminal systems, how they're stigmatized by society even though a psychopath is in no way responsible for being a psychopath (genetics and upbringing). They quite rightly opine that history is not going to look kindly on humanity's current treatment of psychopaths.

There was also an interesting discussion of gender bias in the way that sociopaths have been studied and the diagnostic criteria. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Contact info for traveling and Australia dates

Hey, just a reminder to people who are interested in having me come visit them, be sure to send me an email rather than just leave a comment in the comment section, or at least give me some indication of how to contact you. I feel like a few of you (Sierra Rae and Peace Dish come to mind, but maybe others) said you were interested, but I don't know if I know how to contact you about it.

Also, I'll be in Australia from 12/9-12/23.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Anyone from Australia/etc. or New York?

Hey friends,
I'm thinking about scheduling trips to meet people. If you're interested, please write me. The first trip, I will definitely be in or around Malaysia for two weeks in November.

I'll be in the Bay Area the first weekend of December.

I also hope to be in or around Australia for two weeks in December.

I also hope to be in or around Russia in March.

And of course I live on the west coast of the United States, if you're in or around there.

Let me know if you're into it, especially if you are sociopathic or have extensive experiences with one.

Also!!! If you're in the greater New York area and are sociopathic, a journalist has contacted me regarding possibly interviewing you.


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