Putting cognition into sociopathy

R. J.R. Blair, J. Morton

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We make three suggestions with regard to Mealey's work. First, her lack of a cognitive analysis of the sociopath results in underspecified mappings between sociobiology and behavior. Second, the developmental literature indicates that Mealey's implicit assumption, that moral socialisation is achieved through punishment, is invalid. Third, we advance the use of causal modelling to map the developmental relationships between biology, cognition, and behaviour.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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