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Caption: For 25 years, professor of psychology Joe Newman has worked with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to investigate the causes of psychopathic behavior. Contrary to conventional thinking, Newman's studies have suggested that psychopaths suffer from a type of attention deficit, which causes them to be oblivious to the repercussions of their actions when focused on short-term goals. In one test, shown behind Newman, the scientist asked inmates to identify mislabeled drawings, and found that psychopathic subjects saw the images but did not perceive the misleading word cues.
Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart
Date: June 2006
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