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Phenomenological Psychopathy

S. Sreeremya


Psychopahy is related to the study or understanding regarding the nature, behaviour, understanding, observing and analysing the personality of an individual. Phenomenology is a state or an approach that focusses on the study of consciousness and the objects of direct experience. This paper deals with the delineation of phenomenological psychopathy and the description of different psychologist view on phenomenological psychopathy.

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