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Few violent offenders with psychopathy learn from punishment

January 29, 2015

Violent offenders with antisocial personality and psychopathy are less likely to learn from punishment or modify behavior, according to data published in the Lancet Psychiatry.

“When these violent offenders completed neuropsychological tasks, they failed to learn from punishment cues, to change their behavior in the face of changing contingencies, and made poorer quality decisions despite longer periods of deliberation,” Nigel Blackwood, MD, of the department of forensic and neurodevelopmental sciences, Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College in London, said in a press release.

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