Anxiety and Attachment | Narcissism | Psychological Defenses | Object Relations | Affects | Superego Pathology
Early laboratory evidence supported the clinical view that
some psychopathic criminals did not experience anxiety and worry
to the degree that nonpsychopathic criminals did (Hare 1978; Lykken 1957). Recent research indicates a weak and inconsistent
relationship between self-reported anxiety and fear and psychopathy
(Schmitt and Newman 1999). However, laboratory research
indicates that psychopaths are less fearful and learn to avoid punishment
less readily than others (Hare 2003).