Cold-Blooded Kindness

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-04-26
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
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Are some people predisposed to kindness to the point of being destructive to themselves and others? In this searing exploration of deadly codependency, the author of the best-selling Evil Genes, takes the reader on a spellbinding voyage of discovery.

Table of Contents

Notes on Methodsp. 11
Dramatis personaep. 13
Forewordp. 17
A Killing in Millard County, Utahp. 21
Mike McGrath's Disturbing Revelationp. 27
Codependencyp. 28
Blinded Me without Sciencep. 30
Mayberry with an Edgep. 33
Tough Lovep. 39
Mike McGrath's Disturbing Revelation, Continuedp. 43
What's Fair?p. 45
Battered Woman Syndromep. 47
A Compulsion to Carep. 53
Empathyp. 56
Learning to Keep Empathy in Checkp. 58
The Dark Sidep. 60
Empathy's Echoesp. 63
Empathizers versus Systemizersp. 66
Diseases of Caringp. 69
Empathic Distressp. 71
Being Trained to Be Too Caring-Empathic Overarousal in Childrenp. 73
Caring Starts Earlyp. 77
Epigenetic Changesp. 78
The Preliminary Hearing Beginsp. 85
Marty Sessionsp. 99
A Detective at Workp. 111
Cross-Examination by Mr. Slavens-Why the House Was a Wreckp. 123
Flashbackp. 133
The Sanctity of the Victimp. 137
Victimologyp. 139
The Sanctity of the Victimp. 141
Hell on Wheelsp. 147
Mike McGrath Applies Critical Thinkingp. 157
The Paradox of Family Violencep. 162
A Love Affair with Art, Wooing the Press, and a Convenient Deathp. 165
Why So Different?p. 181
Shared Genes, Different Personalitiesp. 182
Carole at Workp. 187
Animal Hoardingp. 194
Allen Lakep. 199
I'm Right and You're Wrongp. 203
Certitude and Doing Goodp. 207
Left Side-Right Sidep. 209
A Victim's Supportersp. 213
The War Roomp. 217
Marty's Secretsp. 227
Media Maestrop. 241
Shaping the Brainp. 243
Preliminary Hearing-The Grand Finalep. 247
Marty's Good Sidep. 257
How Little We Know about Psychiatric Disordersp. 267
Leapfrogging Logicp. 275
Accepting That Good Parents May Plant Bad Seeds-But There Is a Deeper Truthp. 280
The Dealp. 283
Codependency, Battered Women, and the Sanctity of the Victimp. 284
Closurep. 291
Acknowledgmentsp. 311
Notesp. 315
Photo and Illustration Creditsp. 369
Indexp. 373
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