Tuesday, September 22, 2009


At the Kapittel festival in Stavanger last week I heard the crime writer Denise Mina talking about, among other things, psychopaths and criminal minds. She noted (with some glee - she is Scottish and her audience was Norwegian)  that psychological benchmarks for detecting psychopathic tendencies have to be adjusted upwards when testing American subjects,  because the degree of "grandioseness" considered normal in the U.S. far exceeds that which is normal (or even acceptable) elsewhere. Case in point: 

1 comment:

  1. Well, - this is more or less a sales meeting with an audience of belevers.
    But - yes, you made your point