Alexa Shank and Kelsey Fyffe

The Loved Ones: When Psychopaths Procreate

The Loved Ones: When Psychopaths Procreate

What happens when psychopaths have their own children? Are they psychopaths too? We dive into these questions as we revioew the 2009 Australian horror movie and the sinister father/daughter relationship that leads to unthinkable acts of violence. References: Byrne, S. (Director). (2009). The loved ones [Motion picture]. Australia: Madman Films. Hagerty, B. B. (2017). When Your Child Is a Psychopath. Atlantic, 319(5), 78. Leedom, L. J., Bass, A., & Almas, L. H. (2013). The Problem of Parental Psychopathy. Journal of Child Custody, 10(2), 154–184. https://doi.org/10.1080/15379418.2013.796268 Lindberg, N., Oshukova, S., Miettunen, J., & Kaltiala-Heino, R. (2016). Do seriously offending girls differ from their age- and offence type-matched male counterparts on psychopathic traits or psychopathy-related background variables? Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Mental Health, 10, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-016-0128-1 Repo-Tiihonen, E., Tiihonen, J., Lindberg, N., Weizmann-Henelius, G., Putkonen, H., & Häkkänen, H. (2010). The intergenerational cycle of criminality--association with psychopathy. Journal Of Forensic Sciences, 55(1), 116–120. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2009.01208.x

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