big business may employ more psychopaths than thought
Last Updated : GMT 23:56:24
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Big business may employ more psychopaths than thought

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Big business may employ more psychopaths than thought

Big business
New York - UPI

For the first time, a study has shown those with psychopathic tendencies and high intelligence can and do manipulate tests designed to reveal their true psychopathic selves.
Perhaps more remarkably, the groundbreaking research was conceived and carried out by an undergraduate student at the University of Huddersfield, in England. Carolyn Bate, who has since graduated with First Class Honors and a degree in psychology, first surmised there might be some interesting correlations between psychopathy and intelligence when she learned psychopaths made up only one percent of the population but three percent of upper management positions in business.
"I thought that intelligence could be an explanation for this, and it could be a problem if there are increased numbers of psychopaths at a high level in business," Bate explained in a press release. "The figure could be more than three per cent, because if people are aware they are psychopathic they can also lie -- they are quite manipulative and lack empathy."
To test her hypothesis, Bate tested her fellow students. She gave 50 participants a standard IQ test. The same 50 participants then took the Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale, which is designed to reveal psychopathic tendencies. Finally, Bate showed a series of sad images (a child crying or a the aftermath of a natural disaster) to the participants. A low-level psychopath would be expected to show little to no emotion, whereas a normal person would be expected to react with shock or some sign of empathy. A severe psychopath would be expected to show excitement at another's pain.
Bate found that only those with lower IQ scores reacted as expected, suggesting highly intelligent psychopaths manipulated their responses. Bate says the results suggest there could be even more psychopaths in corporate leadership than researchers say.
"Perhaps businesses do need people who have the same characteristics as psychopaths, such as ruthlessness," Bate said. "But I suspect that some form of screening does need to take place, mainly so businesses are aware of what sort of people they are hiring."
Her undergaduate work was formalized and submitted for publication. It was accepted, appearing in the latest issue of the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. Bate has since decided to return to Huddersfield for a graduate degree in education.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

big business may employ more psychopaths than thought big business may employ more psychopaths than thought

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

big business may employ more psychopaths than thought big business may employ more psychopaths than thought

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today Banyan Tree Phuket Takes Festive Season

GMT 01:34 2017 Friday ,17 November

Banyan Tree Phuket Takes Festive Season
Arab Today, arab today Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings

GMT 11:14 2017 Friday ,10 November

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings
Arab Today, arab today Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi

GMT 06:31 2017 Friday ,17 November

Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi
Arab Today, arab today Top Democrat faces investigation

GMT 09:50 2017 Friday ,17 November

Top Democrat faces investigation
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

GMT 11:15 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Baidu speeds up AI progress

GMT 11:46 2017 Friday ,17 November

Baidu speeds up AI progress
Arab Today, arab today Urban, young and active?

GMT 11:01 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Urban, young and active?
Arab Today, arab today Ayten Amer happy for “The Flood” success

GMT 08:06 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Ayten Amer happy for “The Flood” success
Arab Today, arab today Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 08:21 2017 Tuesday ,14 November

Nelly Karim focuses on humanitarian roles

GMT 09:23 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Years melt away as Bening & Bell play unlikely lovers

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 13:40 2017 Monday ,13 November

Pollution spikes in Delhi amid warnings

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 10:55 2017 Thursday ,16 November

UN warns fuel running out

GMT 01:04 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

In Morocco, a blue tourist town

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday