The Psychology of Serial Killers
What you'll learn
- Students will learn about the various psychological factors related to serial killer pathology
- Students will learn about the FBI's serial killer typology as well as motives based typology
- Students will learn psychological, biological, and social factors related to serial killer populations.
- No requirements.
‘‘I was a normal person. I had good friends. I led a normal life, except for this one, small but very potent and destructive segment that I kept very secret and close to myself’’.
This course will take you through the various aspects that lead to serial killings. We will look at the psychological research related to the development of sexual deviance, the influence of trauma, and the social factors which can contribute to serial killer formation.
The course syllabus will cover the following questions:
What defines a serial killer?
Are all serial killers caucasian and male?
Do all serial killers have schizophrenia?
What is behavioral profiling and does it work?
What leads an individual to commit serial murders?
These questions and more will be answered throughout this course!
****Please note that this course will cover many difficult topics including murder, sexual assault, and abuse. Some students may find these topics difficult to learn about. Please be mindful of your reactions. Practice self-care.
We hope you find this course educational! Do forget to leave a review. We appreciate any feedback.
Who this course is for:
- All levels interested in forensic psychology
Mental Health Organization with a goal to educate the general public on matters of mental health law, diagnoses, and much more.
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Neuropsychology fellow with a demonstrated history of working with diverse populations include children, adults, forensic populations, major mental illness among a variety of other diagnoses. Skilled in neuropsychological assessment, cross-cultural assessment and psychotherapy.