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Aftermath: Surviving a Psychopath

Today, Ameé revisits the topic of psychopathy with Dr. Dave Kossen. Dr. Kosson is a Professor of Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. His research focuses on the cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, and developmental mechanisms underlying psychopathy. He is also the President-Elect of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. He founded the Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation in 2006 and has served as its first President. 

In this episode you will hear: 

  • Why the organization was started? 

  • How is psychopathy determined really

  • How is an abusive partner that is psychopathic different from other types of abusive people? 

  • How psychopaths abuse the legal system in particular divorce and custody situations

  • Noting that research has shown that psychopathic people are actually more “desirable” in the courting phases, what are the clear warning signs of danger? 

  • What is best protection against psychopathy

  • What is the best way to confront a psychopath



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