Devil You Know: Looking Out for the Psycho in Your Life

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9781444714272: Devil You Know: Looking Out for the Psycho in Your Life

How many times have you despaired about how to handle your psycho boss or listened to your friend talk about how their dream date turned out to be a bit of a psychopath? It's far from just a turn of phrase, psychopaths aren't all serial killers or criminals as you might expect, they are seemingly ordinary people too. In fact around 3% of the general population have strong psychopathic tendencies. The devil you know may be in disguise. So how do you know if someone close to hand isn't quite who they seem? The psycho in your life could be your lover, your child, your colleague, your friend or the hot new date you've met on the internet. In The Devil You Know, forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes explains the psyche of a psychopath, she reveals the behavioural traits they share in common and she gives advice on how to handle them - or better still, how to avoid them at all costs. Using research and high profile case studies, The Devil You Know will help you spot the psycho in your life. The only question is: can you afford not to read this book?

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About the Author:

Kerry Daynes (Author) Kerry Daynes is a Forensic Psychologist. She runs her own private psychology practice and works with her team of psychologists and psychotherapists for a variety of agencies, including making contributions to major police investigations. An average week can involve working with everything from shoplifters and stressed out parents to serial killers. She also acts as an expert witness in Criminal Court proceedings. She has worked with some of Britain's most complex criminals in prison and community settings. Kerry regularly makes expert comments for TV and radio, including appearing in the Sky series 'Killing Mum and Dad' and the Channel 4 'Mania' series. She presented 'The Making of a Monster' series for the Crime and Investigation Channel in 2008, examining the background of notorious killers. Find out more information on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/psychoinyourlife

Review:

'They say "better the devil you know" but after reading this, I think I would prefer to stick with the angels. Thoroughly enjoyed The Devil You Know and it has made me look a little more carefully at the people around me.' * Lynda Bellingham *

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