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Best Psychopath Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best Psychopath books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us (1999)

 Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionMost 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.
Author(s): Robert D. Hare

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry (2012)

 Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionThe Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson’s exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world’s top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues.
Author(s): Jon Ronson

The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success (2013)

 Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionIn this engrossing journey into the lives of psychopaths and their infamously crafty behaviors, the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals that there is a scale of “madness” along which we all sit.
Author(s): Kevin Dutton

The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain (2014)

 Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionFor his first fifty-eight years, James Fallon was by all appearances a normal guy. A successful neuroscientist and professor, he’d been raised in a loving family, married his high school sweetheart, and had three kids and lots of friends.
Author(s): James Fallon

A Predator and a Psychopath: A Dark and Twisted Psychological Thriller (1) (2019)

 Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionThe character at the heart of the novel is both terrifying and realistic. For fans of dark thrillers and crime fiction, this novel will not disappoint." . The story builds toward an explosive conclusion." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ After Jason is committed to a mental institution, he begins to uncover things he never knew before or things his mind shut out to protect him.He finds himself questioning what's real and what's not. What happened to his wife, Lisa? Where is Lea?
Author(s): Jay Kerk

Women Who Love Psychopaths: Inside the Relationships of inevitable Harm With Psychopaths, Sociopaths & Narcissists (2018)

 Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionI have worked my whole career of 30+ years with narcissists, anti-socials, psychopaths and the women and children who loved them. The first edition of this book (2008) began exploring these relationships of inevitable harm as the book s first edition was the FIRST book to ever look at these relationships, the women, and their trauma.
Author(s): Sandra L. Brown, Jennifer R. Young

The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience (2015)

 Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionWe know of psychopaths from chilling headlines and stories in the news and movies—from Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, to Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan. As Dr. Kent Kiehl shows, psychopaths can be identified by a checklist of symptoms that includes pathological lying; lack of empathy, guilt, and remorse; grandiose sense of self-worth; manipulation; and failure to accept one’s actions. But why do psychopaths behave the way they do?
Author(s): Kiehl PhD, Kent A.

Master Dealing with Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Narcissists – The Ultimate Handbook for the Empath (2019)

 Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionThis handbook was compiled by a once-naïve empath who encountered psychopaths in various avenues of the author’s life: heart broken, illusions stripped away, career path shattered, and the result of a radical transformation. Somewhere in an abyss of self-searching darkness, the author was finally able to put the puzzle together with an inkling of spiritual insight and wisdom, as well as our common human will to rebound, rebuild, regenerate and re-strategize.
Author(s): Zane Alexander, Transcendence

The Sociopath Next Door (2006)

 Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionWho is the devil you know? Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband?Your sadistic high school gym teacher?Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings?The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own?In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. He’s a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague?
Author(s): Martha Stout

Best Psychopath Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some psychopath books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Psychopathology of the Situation in Gestalt Therapy: A Field-oriented Approach

Author(s): Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Pietro Andrea Cavaleri
ID: 3650203, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2023, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Interpretational Processing Biases in Emotional Psychopathology: From Experimental Investigation to Clinical Practice

Author(s): Marcella L. Woud
ID: 3692019, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2023, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Embodied, Embedded, and Enactive Psychopathology: Reimagining Mental Disorder

Author(s): Kristopher Nielsen
ID: 3710276, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2023, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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