The moral brain: psychopathology

Caroline Moul*, David Hawes, Mark Dadds

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter considers two systems that are fundamental to human behavior: learning and the allocation of attention. We review the evidence to suggest that there may be deficits in these systems in a subset of children with antisocial behavior problems—those with high levels of callous-unemotional traits—and explore how altered function of these systems might contribute to the development of immoral behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe moral brain
Subtitle of host publicationa multidisciplinary perspective
EditorsJean Decety, Thalia Wheatley
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherThe MIT Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780262327589
ISBN (Print)9780262028714
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSocial neuroscience


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