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The Psychology of Psychopaths

Saturday 1 December 2018
10:00 - 13:00
3 Hours / 1 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).



£26.00 Course symbols: N

Course description


Understand the characteristics and causes of psychopathy, as well as better ways of detecting and treating it. Both non-criminal and criminal psychopaths will be examined and how their personality traits have made them who they are. The course will also look at controversies in psychopathy and ways in which being psychopathic may be beneficial.


Entry requirements


A keen interest in the subject.


What you will learn


A brief overview of psychopathy looking at the history, signs, symptoms, causes and diagnosis, including real-life case studies.


How you will learn on this course


Teaching methods will include tutor explanations, group work, the use of video and internet material where possible, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations.

If you wish notes in class can be taken.


How you will be assessed on this course


1.Identify some of the criminal and non-criminal behaviours of a psychopath

2.Describe ways psychopathy can be managed

3.State causes of psychopathy

4.Recognise ways of diagnosing the disorder

5.Discuss how psycopathy and criminality are connected.


Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)


None, although a certificate of attendance is available on  request.


What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time


There is no set work.


What you need for your course


Basic stationery.


What you need to bring to the first class


Paper, pens or pencils, optional A4 binder for storing notes, handouts etc.


What you can do next


Further courses in psychology/counselling are available at the College.





Additional Information


Paperwork to help your learning


At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course.  Your tutor may ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals.


This paperwork is a requirement of the College’s Quality Improvement Programme.



The College Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The VLE may be used as part of this course.  You can register on the VLE at this address:  http://vle.lecb.ac.uk/



Further information and careers advice


If you require any further information or careers advice please contact the College on 020 3045 5176

or email guidance@lecb.ac.uk


Venue Information


5 Brampton Road,


Kent DA7 4EZ


Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath.

Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422


Car park available onsite.  Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed.


For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking


Please note:  This course outline is correct at the time of printing. Please keep for future reference.