Psychopaths on Wall Street - Ronald Schouten, MD, JD - Harvard Business Review

Psychopaths on Wall Street - Ronald Schouten, MD, JD - Harvard Business Review

Ronald Schouten, MD, JD, is the Director of the Law & Psychiatry Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the coauthor, with James Silver, JD, of the forthcoming book, Almost a Psychopath (Hazelden, May 2012).

Psychopaths are the subject of endless fascination. We tend to apply that term loosely to people who engage in bad acts, ranging from pathological lying and repeated deception to major fraud and serial killing. Psychopaths rival pedophiles in the panoply of those we despise and fear. Given this fascination with psychopathy, and the public's current negative view of Wall Street (see Greg Smith's op-ed column in The New York Times about his resignation from Goldman Sachs), it is no surprise that Twitter, the blogosphere, and traditional media have been buzzing about "The Financial Psychopath Next Door," an article in CFA Magazine by Sherree DeCovny (subscription required).

The headline-grabbing factoid in the article was...

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