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Evil genes made me do it
Date:10/8/2007

While there have been numerous medical studies investigating the physiological and biochemical basis for behavioral disorders such as antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder, there have been virtually no comprehensive studies aimed at providing a physiological explanation of malignant narcissisma term that characterizes individuals who exhibit malevolent behavior but are still able to function effectively in society.

Inspired both by the dearth of scientific literature on the subject and by her sisters Machiavellian personality, Barbara Oakley, Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Oakland University in Michigan, set out to conduct an investigation of the physiology of this particular disorder and the impact it has had on human society. The result is "Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mothers Boyfriend" (Prometheus Books $28.95), which Harvard professor Steven Pinker praises as a fascinating scientific and personal exploration of the roots of evil, filled with human insight and telling detail.

"Evil Genes" is the first book to tie together the cutting edge neuroscientific and genetic results that explain human evil, showing that some deceitful, manipulative, and even sadistic behavior appears to be programmed genetically. Unlike other popular books about human evil, "Evil Genes" goes far beyond explaining psychopathic behavior using old-fashioned psychological theories or religious dogma. Instead, it centers on what neuroscience and genetics are revealing about not only psychopathy, but also the more subtly devious behavior of seemingly ordinary people. Oakley follows clues from the diary of her late sisterwho actually did steal her mothers boyfriendand takes the reader inside the heads of malevolent people you know, perhaps all too well, but could never understanduntil now.

Starting with psychology as a frame of reference, Oakley uses cutting-edge ima
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Contact: Jill Maxick
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800-853-7545
Prometheus Books
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