Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

4.05 avg rating
( 9,247 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780751508994: Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets. Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Psychopaths are social predators who charm, manipulate, and ruthlessly plow their way through life, leaving a broad trail of broken hearts, shattered expectations, and empty wallets. Completely lacking in conscience and in feelings for others, they selfishly take what they want and do as they please..." In Without Conscience Robert Hare argues convincingly that "psychopath" and "antisocial personality disorder" (a psychiatric term defined by a cluster of criminal behaviors) are not the same thing. Not all psychopaths are criminals, he says, and not all criminals are psychopaths. He proposes a psychopathy checklist that includes emotional/interpersonal traits such as glibness, grandiosity, lack of guilt, and shallow emotions, as well as social deviance traits such as impulsiveness, lack of responsibility, and antisocial behavior. His writing is lucid and illustrated with numerous anecdotes. The final chapter, "A Survival Guide," is especially recommended: as Hare writes, "Psychopaths are found in every segment of society, and there is a good chance that eventually you will have a painful or humiliating encounter with one."

About the Author:

Robert D. Hare, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the first recipient of the R. D. Hare Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used
Condition: Good
ISBN 9780751508994. All of our... Learn more about this copy

Shipping: US$ 8.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780671536060: Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0671536060 ISBN 13:  9780671536060
Publisher: Pocket Books, 1995
Softcover

9780671732615: Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

Atria, 1993
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hare, Dr. Robert D.
Published by Sphere (1994)
ISBN 10: 0751508993 ISBN 13: 9780751508994
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Sphere, 1994. Paperback. Condition: Good. ISBN 9780751508994. All of our books without an ISBN number (normally pre-1970 in date) are described individually in detail. Books with an ISBN number (this one included) are all offered for sale in a good condition or better: some may be in very good, near fine, or fine condition. If the condition is critical to your decision to purchase, then please contact us and we will let you know our view of its condition. If the book is extremely heavy, we will need to contact you before completion of purchase to advise you of extra postage costs. Seller Inventory # 48097

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 6.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Hare, Dr. Robert D.
Published by Sphere (1994)
ISBN 10: 0751508993 ISBN 13: 9780751508994
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Sphere, 1994. Paperback. Condition: Good. ISBN 9780751508994. All of our books without an ISBN number (normally pre-1970 in date) are described individually in detail. Books with an ISBN number (this one included) are all offered for sale in a good condition or better: some may be in very good, near fine, or fine condition. If the condition is critical to your decision to purchase, then please contact us and we will let you know our view of its condition. If the book is extremely heavy, we will need to contact you before completion of purchase to advise you of extra postage costs. Seller Inventory # 48098

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 6.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Hare, Dr. Robert D.
Published by Sphere (1994)
ISBN 10: 0751508993 ISBN 13: 9780751508994
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Brit Books
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)

Book Description Sphere, 1994. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Simply Brit: We have dispatched from our UK warehouse books of good condition to over 1 million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with a reliable and efficient service at all times. Seller Inventory # 1172484

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 9.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.29
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Hare, R
Published by Sphere (1994)
ISBN 10: 0751508993 ISBN 13: 9780751508994
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Anybook Ltd.
(Lincoln, United Kingdom)

Book Description Sphere, 1994. Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,250grams, ISBN:9780751508994. Seller Inventory # 7513966

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 27.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Hare, Robert J.
Published by Time Warner Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0751508993 ISBN 13: 9780751508994
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
SN Books Ltd
(Thetford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Time Warner Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. 0751508993 Books shipped daily. Professional seller. Seller Inventory # Z0751508993Z2

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 32.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Dr. Robert D. Hare
Published by Sphere (1994)
ISBN 10: 0751508993 ISBN 13: 9780751508994
Used Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Friendly Bookworms
(Preston, L, United Kingdom)

Book Description Sphere, 1994. Soft cover. Condition: Good. Outer cover shows minor wear to some corners/edges, with spine creased also. Outer page edges tanned and slightly foxed in places. Internally, pages remain, good, clean and clear throughout. Dispatched immediately from UK, using 1st class Royal Mail. Airmail used for orders outside of UK. Seller Inventory # ABE-1528375927813

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 45.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.60
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds