The role of emotion in sociopathy: Contradications and unanswered questions

Nancy Eisenberg

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Abstract

Emotion is critical in Mealey's conceptual arguments. However, several of her assertions about the role of emotion in sociopathy are problematic. Questions are raised regarding the link between lack of anxiety and low levels of secondary emotions such as love and sympathy, the argument that sociopaths are low in anxiety but high in neuroticism, and the designation of anxiety as a secondary emotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-554
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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