The role of emotion in sociopathy: Contradictions and unanswered questions

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (3):553-554 (1995)

Abstract

Emotion is critical in Mealey's conceptual arguments. However, several of her assertions about the role of emotion in sociopathy are problematic. Questions are raised regarding the link between lack of anxiety and low levels of secondary emotions such as love and sympathy, the argument that sociopaths are low in anxiety but high in neuroticism, and the designation of anxiety as a secondary emotion

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