Psychology for Students
others this is when we need to take urgent action. Another aspect which has fascinated my students is the dark side of psychology and crime.
Audiences are drawn to psychopaths, serial killers, cannibals, mass murderers etc. The media industry cannot get enough material to satisfy the hungry populace. My work in prisons and psychiatric institutes provided me with a rich amount of materials on this subject. Every case was unique and yet totally fascinating to the point of no return as they say in our profession. Why are we curious about these crimes? The answer perhaps lies in our longing for justice, moral and ethical standards or just a confirmation about our own deepest desires. Crime stories are the best-established forms of entertainment worldwide. This is why I have included in this book a section dedicated to “Psychopaths” as this is a highly dangerous disorder that can get out of control if left to its own devices. In my last book; “Aiming High” I wrote about bosses and political leaders who have these characteristics and the outcomes of their behaviour on their innocent victims.Just remember, this little book is a mixture of articles from the world of psychology and used
by my students for light understanding about this complex subject.