Next Meetup

Agata Debowska: Are All Psychopaths Criminals?
Psychopathy is one of the oldest known mental disorders. Although the concept of psychopathy is of interest to many researchers and practitioners, an agreed definition of the disorder does not exist. More specifically, as long as researchers tend to agree that psychopaths are characterised by callous affect, lack of empathy, and manipulativeness, the inclusion of criminal and antisocial behaviour as a fundamental component of the disorder is highly controversial. In this talk, Dr Agata Debowska will discuss the concept of psychopathy, introduce the newly developed Psychopathic Personality Traits Model (PPTM), and present some of her research findings on measuring and profiling psychopathic traits among forensic and non-forensic populations. Dr Agata Debowska is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sheffield. Her current research interests and publications focus predominantly on child abuse and neglect, gender-based violence, psychopathy, criminal social identity, and prisonization. She has published extensively and presented her research findings at international public lectures and conferences. Agata is an Associate Editor in Frontiers in Psychology (Forensic and Legal Psychology section) and a member of the None in Three (Ni3) Research Centre.

Farm Road Sports and Social Club

Farm Road · Sheffield

What we're about

Each month we host a talk - usually by a notable scientist or skeptic - in a relaxed and friendly manner. In a pub. The subjects of the talks will vary considerably but they will typically be about a common belief that either cannot be justified by the available evidence, or that can actually be demonstrated to be false by the available evidence.

The talks are followed by an informal Q&A / discussion and that is followed by more beer. Because we're in a pub.

We usually hold these talks on the fourth Monday of each month at 7.30pm at the Farm Road Sports & Social Club (doors open at 7pm - just press the buzzer to be let in!)

It doesn't matter to us what your prior beliefs are - or even if you're unsure what they are yourself - we welcome everyone and everyone's viewpoint. So come along for a relaxed fun evening and come join us at the, club.

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