The Mask of Sanity by Hervey Cleckley (3rd Edition)

The Mask of Sanity by Hervey Cleckley (3rd Edition)
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The Mask of Sanity: An Attempt to Clarify Some Issues about the So-Called Psychopathic Personality is a book written by American psychiatrist Hervey M. Cleckley, first published in 1941, describing Cleckley's clinical interviews with patients in a locked institution. The text is considered to be a seminal work and the most influential clinical description of psychopathy in the twentieth century. The basic elements of psychopathy outlined by Cleckley are still relevant today. The title refers to the normal "mask" that conceals the mental disorder of the psychopathic person in Cleckley's conceptualization. -- Excerpt from the Wikipedia

The Mask of Sanity by Hervey Cleckley is the classic that first defined the psychopath, and is one of the best books on psychopaths ever written. This product is a digital reprint of its 3rd Edition, originally published in 1955, adding important clarifications to key concepts such as the hypothesis of a core semantic deficit.

Contents Covered:

  • Preface to Third Edition
  • Preface to First Edition
  • Section 1: An Outline of the Problem
    • Sanity: A Protean Concept
    • Traditions That Obscure Our Subject
    • Not as Single Spies but in Battalions
    • Method of Presentation
  • Section 2: The Material
    • Part 1: The Disorder in Full Clinical Manifestations
      • Max
      • Roberta
      • Arnold
      • Tom
      • George
      • Pierre
      • Frank
      • Anna
      • Jack
      • Chester
      • Walter
      • Joe
      • Milt
    • Part 2: Incomplete Manifestations or Suggestions of the Disorder
      • Degrees of Disguise in Essential Pathology
      • The Psychopath as Business Man
      • The Psychopath as Man of the World
      • The Psychopath as Gentleman
      • The Psychopath as Scientist
      • The Psychopath as Physician
      • The Psychopath as Psychiatrist
  • Section 3: Cataloging the Material
    • Part 1: Orientation
      • Conceptual Confusions Which Cloud the Subject
      • Clarifying the Approach
    • Part 2: A Comparison with Other Disorders
      • Purpose of This Step
      • The Psychotic
      • Deviations Recognized as Similar to the Psychoses but Regarded as Incomplete or Less Severe Reactions
      • The Psychoneurotic
      • The Mental Defective
      • The Ordinary Criminal
      • Other Character and Behavior Disorders, Including Delinquency, etc.
      • A Case Showing Circumscribed Behavior Disorder
      • Specific Homosexuality and Other Consistent Sexual Deviations
      • The Erratic Man of Genius
      • The Injudicious Hedonist and Some Other Drinkers
      • The Clinical Alcoholic
      • The Malingerer
      • Fictional Characters of Psychiatric Interest
    • Part 3: A Clinical Profile
      • Synopsis and Orientation
      • Superficial Charm and Good "Intelligence"
      • Absence of Delusions and Other Signs of Irrational Thinking
      • Absence of "Nervousness" Or Psychoneurotic Manifestations
      • Unreliability
      • Untruthfulness and Insincerity
      • Lack of Remorse or Shame
      • Inadequately Motivated Antisocial Behavior
      • Poor Judgment and Failure to Learn by Experience
      • Pathologic Egocentricity and Incapacity for Love
      • General Poverty in Major Affective Reactions
      • Specific Loss of Insight
      • Unresponsiveness in General Interpersonal Relations
      • Fantastic and Uninviting Behavior with Drink and Sometimes without
      • Suicide Rarely Carried Out
      • Sex Life Impersonal, Trivial, and Poorly Integrated
      • Failure to Follow Any Life Plan
  • Section 4: An Attempt at Interpretation
    • Part 1: What Is Wrong with These Patients?
      • A Basic Hypothesis
      • The Concept of Masked Personality Disorder
      • Hypothesis Applied to the Material
      • The Factor of Regression
    • Part 2: Etiological Considerations
      • Interpersonal Influences
      • Causal Relations
      • Surmise and Evidence
  • Section 5: What Can Be Done?
    • Illness and Misconduct
    • Legal Competency and Criminal Responsibility
    • A Plea for More Than Absent-Treatment
    • A Glimpse of the Promised Land
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Index
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 585
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 75.2 MB
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