The neurobiological underpinnings of psychopathy

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The neurobiological underpinnings of psychopathy. / De Brito, Stéphane A.; Mitchell, Ian J.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience. Vol. 1-2 Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. p. 189-228.

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De Brito, SA & Mitchell, IJ 2018, The neurobiological underpinnings of psychopathy. in The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience. vol. 1-2, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 189-228. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118650868.ch9

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De Brito, S. A., & Mitchell, I. J. (2018). The neurobiological underpinnings of psychopathy. In The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience (Vol. 1-2, pp. 189-228). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118650868.ch9

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De Brito SA, Mitchell IJ. The neurobiological underpinnings of psychopathy. In The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience. Vol. 1-2. Wiley-Blackwell. 2018. p. 189-228 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118650868.ch9

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De Brito, Stéphane A. ; Mitchell, Ian J. / The neurobiological underpinnings of psychopathy. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience. Vol. 1-2 Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. pp. 189-228

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