How do psychopaths (who are all around us) find their victims? A new study suggests they are deeply attuned to vulnerable people.

Researcher Kevin Wilson says, “?The lion goes after the most vulnerable, the one they have the best chance of getting?It?s a perceptual system geared to getting the easiest prey.”To test this theory, the psychologists showed slides of different faces to a sample of young men. The faces were either happy or sad, male or female, and were described as being in either a high- or low-paying job. Wilson found that the men who scored high on a psychopathic personality questionnaire (a series of 187 questions probing emotional reactions and impulsivity) possessed the unusual ability to spot sad females in low-paying jobs. Wilson says, “What we concluded is that psychopathy is associated with a kind of ?predatory memory. They may use this to actively select their victims.”

Art credit:

B-r-r-r-r! We ALL feel vulnerable at times, and never more so when there’s a recession going on and Christmas is coming soon! Our exquisite crop circle calendars make great?and AFFORDABLE gifts! And subscribers get an EXTRA 10% off!

NOTE: This news story, previously published on our old site, will have any links removed.

Dreamland Video podcast
To watch the FREE video version on YouTube, click here.

Subscribers, to watch the subscriber version of the video, first log in then click on Dreamland Subscriber-Only Video Podcast link.