CSULB Psychologist Finds Differences in Forebrain of Psychopaths

Published June 1, 2022
Science Daily

Professor Robert Schug from the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management at Cal State Long Beach recently co-authored a paper in the Journal of Psychiatric Research that found biological differences in a part of the forebrain of psychopaths called the striatum.

The study found that the striatum was approximately 10 percent larger in psychopaths than non-psychopaths. Professor Schug finds value in the study in identifying "psychopathic traits in individuals who are not in jails and prisons, but rather in those who walk among us each day."

The results of the study were reported in numerous publications across the country.