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    DescriptionIn this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. "The Psychopath Test" is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges. Watch a Video


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    Title
    The Psychopath Test
    Subtitle
    A Journey Through the Madness Industry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Ronson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 275
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 217 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 404 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594488016
    ISBN 10: 1594488010
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15320
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    BIC subject category V2: JMP
    BISAC V2.8: PSY015000, PSY022000
    DC21: 616.8582
    B&T Approval Code: A11330000, A11010200
    DC22: 616.8582, 616.85/82
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO021000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HV33 .R66 2011
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, DNB, JMP
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books,U.S.
    Publication date
    05 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York