4 thoughts on “CSE 2017 Q & A: Psychology Paper 2”

  1. Psychopathic personality is an antisocial personality which chronically indulge in acts that are considered socially deviant and morally unacceptable.
    There are many genetic and environmental factors responsible for the development of this personality.Some typical characteristics are –
    1)They have a very weak conscience.
    2)They exhibit little anxiety and guilt.
    3)They are impulsive and can’t delay gratification.
    4)They don’t learn from punishments.

    Why psychopaths indulge in deviant behavior-
    A normal person usually behave according to the accepted social norms because of various reasons which seem to be absent in psychopaths-
    1)The conscience deters a person to indulge in antisocial behavior but a psychopath does not seem to have a well developed conscience.
    2) Normal people feel anxious and guilt after indulging in any antisocial behavior but psychopaths seems to underaroused in these situations.
    3) A psychopath is not able to assess long term consequences of his actions and hence wants instant gratification leading to rape,murder etc.
    4)As he does not learn from punishments these people may indulge in corruption,rape etc. again and again.

  2. Psychopathic personality is roughly equivalent to antisocial personality where both share some common trade. Emotional deficit in psychopathy is consider to be central. According to the anxiety deficit theory psychopathic personality focuses on the present and lack of normal anxiety or fear responses to the future aversive events .
    According to the empathy deficit theory such people have a primary dysfunction of the empathic social response.
    According to D. DeMatteo and J. Edens (2006) Secondary Psychopathy is defined by the Factor 2 elements measured by the PCL-R which include impulsivity, weak behavioral controls, irresponsibility, lack of realistic long-term goals, need for stimulation, parasitic lifestyle, early behavioral problems, and juvenile delinquency.

    A person whose behavior departs from socially accepted standards . In sociology deviance describes an action / behaviour that violates social norms.

    A deviant behavior can be different variety of intensity which include different , extreme, unusual and bizarre . But only deviation of social norms cannot describe the psychopathic
    personality. Raja rammohan roy was against superstition practice with in the hindu community.

    Deviant behaviour is one of the creation of psychopathic personality

  3. Psychopaths or sociopaths are the ones who suffer from anti-social personality disorder. Such persons lack conscience or moral values. Some of the prominent characteristics are-
    1) disrespect or disregard for others rights, welfare, safety etc.
    2) No anxiety, regret or remorse for their behaviour or actions.
    3) impulsive, decietful, driven towards instant gratification. Their goals seek short term pleasure.
    4) They appear charming and innocent but are manipulative and can go to any extent to rationalize their inappropriate behaviour.
    5) They fail to learn from punishment and fear.
    Such individuals often engage in criminal activities such as murder, corruption etc so as to get hedonistic gratification by ignoring social rules and laws and showing total lack of concern regarding the harm caused to others. They commit morally unacceptable and socially deviant acts and do not feel guilty about it.
    Due to deficit of arousal to negative emotions, the stimuli that serve as warning or deterrent to most people, do not have any effect on psychopaths. Hence, they do not learn from punishments and their conscience do not develop. Thus, they continue to impose a threat to themselves and others by indulging in actions against societal norms.

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