A production by Seed Talks.
The term psychopath is used widely in society and has spawned a plethora of movies, series, and documentaries. But do you know what it really means? Find out in this exciting talk.
Psychopathy is a complex and often misunderstood psychological disorder that has long fascinated researchers and the public alike.
In this talk, explore the developmental and wider societal factors that contribute to psychopathy. You will learn the difference between a psychopath and those with psychopathic traits. Dr Kostas Papageorgiou will also highlight some of the common outcomes of psychopathy, and even some potential advantages of the condition.
If psychopathy is so socially toxic, why is it potentially on the rise in modern societies? Can understanding as opposed to demonising psychopathy help society become more diverse and inclusive?
Age guidance: 18+
About the Speaker
Dr Kostas Papageorgiou is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast and Director of the MSc in Applied Developmental Psychology. His current research interests include the study of the Dark Tetrad (Psychopathy, Narcissism, Machiavellianism and Sadism), exploring its structure and the developmental factors that contribute to variation, and its outcomes such as resilience and performance. Kostas holds a PhD in Psychology specialising in Developmental Neuroscience and Genetics from Birkbeck and a MSc degree in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience from Goldsmiths. He lectures as an Associate Professor and a Visiting Professor worldwide. BBC World Service, CNN, Times, and Forbes frequently cover his research. Kostas publishes his work in peer-reviewed academic journals and serves as Associate Editor of Special Issues and Associate Editor in the journals Personality and Individual Differences and Acta Psychologica.