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Simulation and the psychology of sociopathy

  • Joseph L. Hernandez Cruz (a1)
  • Published online: 01 September 1997

Mealey's (1995a) psychological explanation of the sociopath's antisocial activity appeals to an incomplete or nonstandard theory of mind. This is not the only possible mechanism of mental state attribution. The simulation theory of mental state ascription offers a better hope of explaining the diverse elements of sociopathy reported by Mealey.

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J.L.H. Cruz is currently at Hampshire College, Cognitive Science Department, Amherst, MA 01002
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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