I was so happy to come across this response today from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy (SSSP) to Ronson’s book, ‘The Psychopath Test’. I have never been overly impressed with Ronson, and it always seemed to me that from what I had found out about Hare’s PCL-R, didn’t quite match up with Ronson’s take on it.
“In short, we think that Ronson’s book trivializes a serious personality disorder and its measurement, which is not helpful to those who have the disorder or to their unfortunate victims.”
To read the full commentary from the SSSP, click here.
Jack Pemment, 2013