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Subclinical Psychopathy Is Associated With Strategic Social Behavior and May Be an Adaptive Trait

By Kathleen McCarthy posted 08-24-2021 18:03


A psychology study offers insight into why psychopathy—a largely “inhuman” personality trait—continues to exist across time and cultures. During a prisoner’s dilemma game, subclinical psychopathy was associated with a strategic social strategy that suggests fitness advantages to the trait. The findings were published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

SOURCE: PsyPost, June 28, 2021, by Beth Ellwood



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