Unmasking Financial Psychopaths

Author: D. Gregory
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137360755
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Unmasking Financial Psychopaths from the Author: D. Gregory. As financial markets expand globally in response to economic and technological developments of the twenty-first century, our understanding and expectations of the people involved in these markets also change. Unmasking Financial Psychopaths suggests that an increasing number of financiers labeled "financial psychopaths" are not truly psychopathic, but instead are by-products of a rapidly changing personal and professional environment. Advances have been made in identifying psychopaths outside of situations accompanied by physical violence, yet it is still difficult to differentiate psychopaths in cultural settings that have adopted psychopathic behavioral tendencies as the norm. Within the investment sector, a fundamental transformation has occurred: the type of person employed by financial firms and the environment within which finance is conducted have both changed. Society's expectation of financiers adapted to these subtle, behind-the-scenes shifts, resulting the public at large perceiving more individuals in the financial sector as acting in a psychopathic manner. Being able to distinguish the truly psychopathic financier from individuals who conform to behavioral expectations is the first step towards a cultural shift away from accepted psychopathic behaviors in the financial sector.

Financial Behavior

Author: H. Kent Baker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190269995
Size: 12.60 MB
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Financial Behavior from the Author: H. Kent Baker. Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets provides a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature on the financial behavior of major stakeholders, financial services, investment products, and financial markets. The book offers a different way of looking at financial and emotional well-being and processing beliefs, emotions, and behaviors related to money. The book provides important insights about cognitive and emotional biases that influence various financial decision-makers, services, products, and markets. With diverse concepts and topics, the book brings together noted scholars and practitioners so readers can gain an in-depth understanding about this topic from experts from around the world. In today's financial setting, the discipline of behavioral finance is an ever-changing area that continues to evolve at a rapid pace. This book takes readers through the core topics and issues as well as the latest trends, cutting-edge research developments, and real-world situations. Additionally, discussion of research on various cognitive and emotional issues is covered throughout the book. Thus, this volume covers a breadth of content from theoretical to practical, while attempting to offer a useful balance of detailed and user-friendly coverage. Those interested in a broad survey will benefit as will those searching for more in-depth presentations of specific areas within this field of study. As the seventh book in the Financial Markets and Investment Series, Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets offers a fresh looks at the fascinating area of financial behavior.

From Greed To Wellbeing

Author: Joel Magnuson
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447318943
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From Greed To Wellbeing from the Author: Joel Magnuson. The global financial system seems caught in a cycle of boom and bust, instability and scandal. Building on the classic works of E F Schumacher and other kindred spirits, Magnuson provides a Buddhist economics perspective on this recurring pattern and offers new possibilities for change.

Reconceptualising Global Finance And Its Regulation

Author: Ross P. Buckley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107100933
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Reconceptualising Global Finance And Its Regulation from the Author: Ross P. Buckley. Taking stock of the 2008 global financial crisis, this book provides 'outside the box' solutions for reforming international financial regulation.

The Psychopath Whisperer

Author: Kent Kiehl
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780745400
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The Psychopath Whisperer from the Author: Kent Kiehl. A chilling and provocative scientific dissection of the psychopath’s brain Fact: A psychopath is 6 times more likely to commit a new crime after release from prison. Fact: Some forms of group therapy make psychopaths more likely to commit a new crime compared to no treatment at all. Fact: A psychopath is born every 47 seconds. Kent Kiehl is the ‘Psychopath Whisperer’, a neuroscientist who has dedicated his career to understanding what makes a mind turn criminal. Are psychopaths ‘evil’ and untreatable, or do they suffer from a mental illness comparable to schizophrenia or epilespsy? Do they – do we – have free will? Based on breathtaking research, including personality surveys and brain imaging scans of thousands of criminals, Kiehl pinpoints the biological machinery of psychopathy – and offers a radical new perspective on identifying & treating the psychopaths in our midst.

Past Present And Future Of Psychiatry

Author: A Beigel
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814663328
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Past Present And Future Of Psychiatry from the Author: A Beigel. This volume presents the highlights of the IX World Congress of Psychiatry. The congress was a major event with the participation of over 6000 scientists from all over the world with the scientific program covering all aspects of contemporary psychiatry. The 200 papers selected for this volume provide an insight into recent advances in psychiatry. They discuss a wide spectrum of subjects ranging from the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses to critical issues affecting the future of mental health care throughout the world. Authors include leading psychiatric clinicians and researchers throughout the world as well as international mental health policy makers. Contents:Genetic Aspects: Psychosis and the Problem of Human Brain Evolution (T J Crow)Molecular Genetics in Psychiatry Research (J Mendlewicz)Neurochemistry: Tardive Dyskinesia Mechanisms and Abnormal Glucose Metabolism (D E Casey)Neurophysiology: Cognitive Impairment in Physiological and Pathological Aging (C L Cazzullo)Nosology and Classification: The ICD-10 Multiaxial System: Preliminary Results of Field Trials (J J Lopez Ibor et al.)Assessment: Issues on Forensic Psychiatry Epidemiology (J A Arboleda-Florez & E J Love)Testing: An Introduction to Recent Trends in Neuroimaging Relevant to Psychiatry (D Copolov)Affective Disorders: Bipolar II: Prevalence and Clinical Significance of the Soft Bipolar Spectrum (H S Akiskal)Modern Views on the Treatment of Therapy-Resistant Depression (K Achte et al. )Paradigm for the Management of Resistant Depression (A Okasha)Schizophrenia and Related Psychotic Disorders: Delusional Misidentification Syndromes: Recent Developments (G Christodoulou)Multiaxial Diagnosis of Schizophrenic Patients (J E Mezzich & M I Zapata-Vega)Intermittent Neuroleptic Long-Term Treatment in Schizophrenia: State of the Art (W Gaebel)Organic Mental Disorders: Auto-Aggressive Behavior in Mentally Retarded Persons: A Developmental Psychiatric Approach (A Dosen)Panic, Obsessive Compulsive and Other Anxiety Related Disorders: PTSD in Children and War: A Phenomenological Study and a Follow-Up in a Refugee Camp in Zagreb (M Grappe)Long-Term Management of Panic Disorder (J R De La Fuente)Eating Disorders: Risk Factors for an Unfavorable Course of Bulimia Nervosa: What Future Should Patients Expect (M M Fichter et al.)Disorders Associated with Physical Conditions: Anxiety Pre- and Post-Surgery: An Evaluation in Laparoscopic Surgery (R Fahrer et al.)An International Study of Primary Care Mental Disorders: WHO Collaborative Project on “Psychological Problems in General Health Care” (T B Ustun & N Sartorius)Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Psychotherapy with the Difficult Patient (C Perris & L Skagerlind)Africa, The Middle East, Asia and Australia: Problems of Clinical Typology and Prognosis of PTSD in Afghan Veterans (P V Morozov et al.)Changing Scene of Urban Violence in India (S Sharma)National Epidemiological Survey on Mental Disorders in China (Y-C Shen et al.)Public Policy Issues: Urban Violence in the United States (E Sorel) Readership: Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.

Managerial Fraud

Author: Dr Terry A Sheridan
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472413407
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Managerial Fraud from the Author: Dr Terry A Sheridan. Most frauds perpetrated by senior managers take longer to uncover than those by other occupational groups and they steal more.This is a serious problem world-wide. Currently the Red Flag approach is used by auditors to prevent and uncover fraud and in some countries it is statutory. However, the existing approach does not catch managerial fraudsters quickly or very often. In Managerial Fraud, Dr Terry Sheridan reports the findings of her study of fraudulent executives. Her work illuminates the particular methods fraudsters employ to appear more authentic than the average person and reveals two types of executive fraudster with very different behaviours. All this helps to explain why the current Red Flag approach fails to identify potential fraudsters and instead tends to focus on Red Flag executives who are negative characters, but non-fraudulent and accounts for the problem auditors face, who see Red Flag indicators and are obliged to conduct further audits, yet find nothing of substance. During the author’s research, the innocent colleagues who worked closely with fraudulent managers have for the first time been interviewed about their experiences and had their impressions analysed, leading to the development of an innovative typology of fraudulent executives based on Impression Management Theory. Better understanding of what Dr Sheridan has uncovered might result in organisations being able to reduce their exposure to fraud perpetrated by their own senior management.


Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126739
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Them from the Author: Jon Ronson. A wide variety of extremist groups -- Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis -- share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room. As a journalist and a Jew, Ronson was often considered one of "Them" but he had no idea if their meetings actually took place. Was he just not invited? Them takes us across three continents and into the secret room. Along the way he meets Omar Bakri Mohammed, considered one of the most dangerous men in Great Britain, PR-savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Thom Robb, and the survivors of Ruby Ridge. He is chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp. In the forests of northern California he even witnesses CEOs and leading politicians -- like Dick Cheney and George Bush -- undertake a bizarre owl ritual. Ronson's investigations, by turns creepy and comical, reveal some alarming things about the looking-glass world of "us" and "them." Them is a deep and fascinating look at the lives and minds of extremists. Are the extremists onto something? Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them?