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Sociopaths and the Collective

Year: 
2012
Researcher(s): 
Wade Boggs
Institution: 
Ohio Northern University
Discipline: 
Sociology

This paper addresses sociopathic behavior from the context of society as a whole. Using Durkheim and Mead takes sociopathy beyond a set of individual characteristics and allows us to look at how the sociopathic individual interacts with society to have an impact on the larger whole. Additionally, by understanding this phenomenon through both structural and interactional lenses we are able to see how patterns in society can affect and are affected by sociopathic individuals.

North Central Sociological Association; Pittsburgh, PA