Corporate psychopathy: Investigating destructive personalities in the workplace

Katarina Fritzon (Editor), Nathan Brooks (Editor), Simon Croom (Editor)

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This book analyses the conceptualization of psychopathic personality disorder for criminal/forensic populations and examines in depth the emerging phenomenon of the ‘corporate psychopath’. In doing so its authors expose the paradoxical nature of the disorder: While it is frequently associated with antisocial, criminal and predatory behaviour, more recent studies have highlighted examples of creative, visionary and inspiring leaders who are also found to present a high degree of psychopathy. They focus on the nature, behaviours and consequences of psychopathy in executives and across the organization, offering an important contribution to the emerging body of research on psychopathy and other problematic personality constructs in the workplace. The book will appeal to scholars, students and professionals across the discipline, and particularly to those working in workplace, forensic and personality psychology.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages372
ISBN (Electronic)9783030271886
ISBN (Print)9783030271879
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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