Cover image for lecture: Psychopath v Sociopath: Antisocial Personality Disorders

Lecture Overview

While many pathological behaviours are overt and easy to identify, it is the insidious passive-aggressive behaviours that are often more challenging. Understand the difference between two of the most often misused and misrepresented antisocial personality disorders and what you can do to identify and avoid them in the workplace and in other social settings.


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Karen-Ann Clarke

Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a registered nurse and a specialised mental health nurse, with 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and families impacted by the experiences of mental illness. Using a feminist narrative methodology, her PhD research explored the way that women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Karen-Ann is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Teaching in excess of 900 undergraduate students each year, she is passionate about the value that immersive mental health simulation can bring to student’s learning and clinical skills, and the way that it can safely bring to life theoretical concepts related to mental health care. Karen-Ann currently supervises a number of honours, masters, and PhD students and is part of numerous research projects, involving visualisation and simulation, mental illness, suicide prevention, and the inclusion of people with lived experience of mental illness into the teaching and learning space.



109 Total Rating(s)

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Philip Randall
11 Aug 2019

Good educator but there were some sound issues during the presentation which was a little annoying.

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Sarah Arnott
04 Aug 2019

I found the difference between psychopath and sociopath fascinating. The content of the lecture was great, and delivered in a way which engaged the listener (me).

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Robyn Joy Carter
20 Jul 2019

I highly recommended lecture for anyone who is dealing with HCP antisocial personalities in the workplace. Very informative and eye-opening as to just dangerous these personalities are and the impact on individuals and the whole team. Knowledge is the power to create the change

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Jennifer Small
16 Jul 2019

Informative and well delivered

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Harry Grisdale
15 Jul 2019

Well presented. The mic dropped out every now and then which made listening to it bit difficult

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Maryanne O'Neill
04 Jul 2019

Confronting! Informative! Engaging! I found the audio was intermittently cutting out on regular intervals throughout the 45-minute presentation. I hope this sound missed during the presentation may be readjusted for this audio presentation if appropriate and for legal reasons if necessary.

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Andrew Markula
02 Jul 2019

Very valuable information,well presented, many thanks.

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Gabriella Raimondi
28 Jun 2019

Shocking quality of video and audio. Unacceptable for learning

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Tracey Davies
21 Jun 2019

Very informative.

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Nicole Louise Williams
14 Jun 2019

I found the presenter to be engaging. It was very well done.