A fascinating exploration into the mind of the psychopath - revealing what we can learn from it
Dr Kevin Dutton is a researcher at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, and a member of the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience (OCEAN) research group. He regularly publishes in leading international scientific journals and speaks at conferences around the world. He is the author of the acclaimed Flipnosis- The Art of Split-Second Persuasion.
Dutton tackles an elusive, important and much neglected aspect of
the mind; our personality. He presents some highly original
insights and does so in a provocative and humorous style -- V. S.
Ramachandran, Gifford lecturer , Reith lecturer and author of The
The Wisdom of Psychopaths is a surprising, absorbing, and perceptive book set out in briskly readable prose and with gripping anecdotes. I found it altogether fascinating. -- Philip Pullman
Dutton has written a masterful, readable, and entertaining treatise on psychopathy and its manifestations in everyday life. Some of his ideas will generate debate and controversy, but he clearly has provided a thought-provoking book for those seeking to understand the "psychopathic" world in which they live. -- Robert Hare, PhD
Inspiring and revelatory. Dutton's book gave me a real insight into who I really am. -- Andy McNab
[W]onderfully entertaining... it beautifully depicts why psychopaths are the way they are on both a neurological and psychological level. Ultimately it's about understanding them and Dutton does an amazing job illustrating their inner workings. I don't think I have ever read a book that so skilfully blends a serious topic with an adventurous streak, especially when he undergoes a "psychopath make-over". Fast-paced, fun and smart, this is for everyone who wants to know more about what makes psychopaths tick! In short: An intriguing and captivating work about the psychopath's mind! * The Book Garden *