Seed Talks: The Psychology of Psychopaths with Forensic Psychologist Dee Anand
2 weeks ago
14 Nov 2023
Camp and Furnace
Join as we tap into the science behind psychopaths. From society to psychology, you’ll learn what truly makes a psychopath. Followed by Q+A.
Psychopath is a widely used term in society – but do you know what it really means? Psychopathy is a complex and often misunderstood psychological disorder that has long fascinated researchers and the public alike.
In this talk you will learn all about the characteristics and behaviours associated with psychopathy. From exploring the biological, psychological and environmental factors to examining the role of empathy and emotional processing, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of psychopaths. We will also raise important questions such as: can a psychopath ever be cured? Are some people destined to be psychopaths? Join us as we explore this fascinating topic.
Dee Anand is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and has been practising in the field for over 20 years. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the Division of Forensic Psychology in the UK, and has previously held the position of Chair of the National Division and the Chair of the Qualification Board in Forensic Psychology. His research on psychopathy was conducted at Broadmoor Hospital, a high-security psychiatric institution, where he investigated the PCL-R model of psychopathy. As a practitioner, Dee has worked extensively with violent offenders and other complex offenders in creating and leading intervention and reform programmes. In academia, he was the Programme Director for the Professional Doctorate in Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth.
Doors open at 6.45pm, talk starts at 7.30pm – come down early to grab a good seat!