My Mother, the Psychopath

Author: Olivia Rayner

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 9781785038990

Category: Abused women

Page: 336

View: 3873


What do you do when the person you're meant to trust the most in the world is the one trying to destroy you? 'When people met her they thought how lovely she was, this attractive woman with a beautiful laugh. But she was one person in public and another behind closed doors. Who would she be today? The loving mother? The trusted teacher? The monster destroying my life?' Olivia has been afraid ever since she can remember. Out of sight, she was subjected to cruelty and humiliation at the hands of the one person who should have loved and protected her at all times - her mother, Josephine. While appearing completely normal to the outside world, Josephine displayed all the signs of being a psychopath - unbeknown to her daughter until adulthood - and Olivia grew up feeling scared, worthless and exploited. Even when she found the courage to cut ties, her mother found new ways to manipulate and deceive, attempting to destroy her life with a vicious campaign of abuse. Now Olivia has come to terms with her past and gives a fascinating, harrowing and deeply unsettling insight into what it's like growing up with a psychopathic parent.

My Mother, the Psychopath

Author: Olivia Rayne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473558816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 5651


What do you do when the person you’re meant to trust the most in the world is the one trying to destroy you? ‘When people met her they thought how lovely she was, this attractive woman with a beautiful laugh. But she was one person in public and another behind closed doors. Who would she be today? The loving mother? The trusted teacher? The monster destroying my life?’ Olivia has been afraid ever since she can remember. Out of sight, she was subjected to cruelty and humiliation at the hands of the one person who should have loved and protected her at all times – her mother, Josephine. While appearing completely normal to the outside world, Josephine displayed all the signs of being a psychopath – unbeknown to her daughter until adulthood – and Olivia grew up feeling scared, worthless and exploited. Even when she found the courage to cut ties, her mother found new ways to manipulate and deceive, attempting to destroy her life with a vicious campaign of abuse. Now Olivia has come to terms with her past and gives a fascinating, harrowing and deeply unsettling insight into what it’s like growing up with a psychopathic parent.

Competitive Dreams

Author: Hadena James

Publisher: Hadena James

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 550

View: 644


With the murder of the serial killer known as The Ghost Maker, the serial killer club he ran became dormant. Now, someone calling themselves Mictlan the Collector has taken control of the defunct club. He’s arranged a competition for a select group of members. The serial killer with the most points at the end will win a million dollars in cryptocurrency, and he’s chosen Kansas City as the hunting grounds. Fearing this could happen after The Ghost Maker’s death, the NSA had an operative infiltrate the nefarious club. The operative gives the SCTU advanced warning of the competition. To stop it, Aislinn Cain and the SCTU must identify and capture Mictlan the Collector before the first day. Identifying and capturing a serial killer is never easy and Mictlan complicates the issue by requiring competitors to take a victim to gain admittance. The competitors have less than one week to complete the entrance task, which divides the resources of the SCTU between trying to identify Mictlan the Collector and identifying the serial killers participating in the competition. For a chance at a million dollars in cryptocurrency, serial killers will travel far and wide to participate. With visiting serial killers comes new signature methods requiring the SCTU to reach out to their law enforcement contacts all over the world to at least attempt to find their place of origin and gain any files on them that might exist. The situation is dire enough that the CIA activates their own special black books operation referred to as The Home Defense Program, forcing the SCTU to coordinate with the CIA as well as local law enforcement. Finally, as the start date of the competition gets nearer, panicked politicians want to enact martial law for the Kansas City Metro area. Convinced that martial law will result in more deaths than the competition, the SCTU is racing against the ticking clock, fighting their limited manpower, and extreme panic to save their home city from becoming a grisly battlefield.

Independent Psychoanalysis Today

Author: Paul Williams,John Keane,Sira Dermen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429914830

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

View: 7458


Independent Psychoanalysis Today is a book that shows how contemporary Independent psychoanalysts think and work. There are three themes to the book: Independent thinking including the theory of technique; exploration of clinical concepts and demonstrations of ways of working by some of the most prominent Independent clinicians practicing today; finally, the evolution and enduring impact of Independent ideas and the influence of past Independents on present ways of working.

Advances in Psychology Research

Author: Alexandra Columbus

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600210617

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

View: 7156


Advances in Psychology Research presents original research results on the leading edge of psychology research. Each article has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial research results across a broad spectrum.

Understanding Female Offenders

Author: Jason M. Smith,Carl B. Gacono,Ted B. Cunliffe

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128225858

Category: Education

Page: 484

View: 8921


According to the Sentencing Project, between 1980 and 2017, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 750%, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 225,060 in 2017 and the number continues to rise. Dealing with incarcerated women and specifically psychopathic women can be challenging. Understanding Female Offenders: Psychopathy, Criminal Behavior, Assessment, and Treatment provides readers with a better conceptualization of the psychopathic/non-psychopathic female. This includes better ways of interviewing, assessing, and treating these women, and clinical caveats with case examples to assist with clinical applications. This is the only comprehensive resource that provides specific knowledge about female offenders, particularly on female psychopathy and assessment. Describes the differences between ASPD and psychopathic women and men Presents PCL-R, Rorschach, and PAI data on female offenders, female psychopaths, and female sex offenders Reviews the current literature on female psychopathy studies Provides in-depth female offender case studies Discusses common biases in diagnosing, treating, and assessing in forensic settings with female offenders

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Greek Plays

Author: Lena Kitsopoulou,Nina Rapi,Yannis Mavritsakis,Charalampos Giannou,Akis Dimou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1783197684

Category: Drama

Page: 312

View: 7296


A diverse selection of plays from the nineties, noughties and 2010’s from a range of established and up-and-coming playwrights based in Greece. The collection includes a foreword and introductions to each play by prominent academics in Greek Contemporary Theatre. 1. M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A by Lena Kitsopoulou, translated by Aliki Chapple (2012) 2. Angelstate by Nina Rapi, translated by the author (2015) 3. Wolfgang by Yannis Mavritsakis, translated by Christina Polyhroniou (2008) 4. Hungry by Charalampos Giannou , translated by the author (2016) 5. Juliet by Akis Dimou, translated by Elizabeth Sakellaridou (1995)

Evil Genes

Author: Barbara Oakley, PhD

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615920021

Category: Science

Page: 475

View: 3112


Have you ever heard of a person who left you wondering, "How could someone be so twisted? So evil?" Prompted by clues in her sister’s diary after her mysterious death, author Barbara Oakley takes the reader inside the head of the kinds of malevolent people you know, perhaps all too well, but could never understand. Starting with psychology as a frame of reference, Oakley uses cutting-edge images of the working brain to provide startling support for the idea that "evil" people act the way they do mainly as the result of a dysfunction. In fact, some deceitful, manipulative, and even sadistic behavior appears to be programmed genetically—suggesting that some people really are born to be bad. Oakley links the latest findings of molecular research to a wide array of seemingly unrelated historical and current phenomena, from the harems of the Ottomans and the chummy jokes of "Uncle Joe" Stalin, to the remarkable memory of investor Warren Buffet. Throughout, she never loses sight of the personal cost of evil genes as she unravels the mystery surrounding her sister’s enigmatic life—and death. Evil Genes is a tour-de-force of popular science writing that brilliantly melds scientific research with intriguing family history and puts both a human and scientific face to evil.

The Psychopath Inside

Author: James Fallon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101603925

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 4728


“Compelling, essential reading for understanding the underpinnings of psychopathy.” — M. E. Thomas, author of Confessions of a Sociopath For his first fifty-eight years, James Fallon was by all appearances a normal guy. A successful neuroscientist and professor, he’d been raised in a loving family, married his high school sweetheart, and had three kids and lots of friends. Then he learned a shocking truth that would not only disrupt his personal and professional life, but would lead him to question the very nature of his own identity. While researching serial killers, he uncovered a pattern in their brain scans that helped explain their cold and violent behavior. Astonishingly, his own scan matched that pattern. And a few months later he learned that he was descended from a long line of murderers. Fallon set out to reconcile the truth about his own brain with everything he knew as a scientist about the mind, behavior, and personality.

Psychopathy

Author: Theodore Millon,Erik Simonsen,Morten Birket-Smith,Roger D. Davis

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572308640

Category: Psychology

Page: 494

View: 9890


Psychopathy remains one of the least understood personality disorders and one of the most intransigent to therapeutic amelioration. Encompassing all the significant viewpoints regarding the nature of psychopathic personalities, this volume surveys current typologies and treatment approaches.