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Psychopathy, sociopathy, and crime

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He is a past president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and in 1990 he received the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest. Dr. Lykken is the author of A Tremor in the Blood: Uses and Abuses of the Lie Detector(1981) and of The Antisocial Personalities(1995).

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Lykken, D.T. Psychopathy, sociopathy, and crime. Society 34, 29–38 (1996).

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