By Username - 27/01/2011 03:54
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NOOOOOO! Those poor animals. Oh, hopefully he won't torture you too.
Openly admitted to torturing animals? I'm curious now as to what kind of torture he was referring to. :/
Future serial killer in the making? I'm probably watching too many crime dramas, but supposedly that doesn't bode well.
You're thinking of one "leg" of the so-called "Macdonald triad." The Macdonald triad consists of three childhood behaviors that are supposedly found in future sociopaths, including serial killers: torturing small animals, firesetting, and persistent bedwetting (enuresis) past the age of five. It captures the imagination because it's so neat and compact, and in particular has gained rather a lot of traction with law enforcement. Unfortunately the correlation is pretty far from perfect, and subsequent papers have tended to disprove Macdonald's research.
maybe that's his cry for help!!! he needs help before he actually hurts some one!!
I hit yes when I moderated this. does that mean I'm part of the reason it made it to the site? jw. and OP, I hope the authorities look into him, just bc it's in a psychology class doesn't mean he shouldn't be investigated... FYL
Not necessarily.... As small children many people did terrible things to animals just to see what would happen. For example, when I was very young and I caught a frog, I was waving it around to show it off when I accidentally squeezed it so hard it's guts fell out its mouth. For some reason, my four year old brain found this incredibly funny, so I caught more frogs and did this again and again. Now I am a vegetarian and an animal lover. Doing terrible things as children does not neccasarily make you a bad person or a phycopath, it could mean your brain was to immature to process the fact that the animals felt pain too.
so? my dad told me he used to torture animals with his friends for fun as a kid, than went into detail about what he did. my friends thought it was funny and wanted to try a few of them, maybe I should writ an fml. one of the things he did was fill four nut shells with tar and stick it under a cats paws.