Antisocial Personality Disorder
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Black, D. W. 2010. Antisocial Personality Disorder. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is characterized by a pattern of socially irresponsible, exploitative, and guiltless behavior that begins in early childhood or early adolescence. Typical behaviors include criminality and failure to conform to the law, failure to sustain consistent employment, manipulation of others for personal gain, frequent deception of others, and a lack of empathy for others.