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Thread: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?[W:771]

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?[W:771]

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    This is very true. If you don't give your kids the building blocks for empathy and concern for others at a very young age, they can easily grow up to be sociopaths as adults.
    Sociopathy is about 50% heritable, so even if the parents are conscientious in raising their little darling, they could be in for a surprise. On the flip side, recall the era of orphanages - those children had no parents around to teach them empathy and concern for others and the overwhelming majority of orphans weren't sociopaths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Okay, but I still wouldn't say they are sociopaths because that is a mental illness. They just have immature brains that aren't yet capable of functioning to their full capacity. That sounds a lot nicer anyways, don't you think?
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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?[W:771]

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    six of one, half a dozen of another.
    You've lost me.

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?[W:771]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You've lost me.
    Whether one is a child or a sociopath, their amygdala is still not completely functional.

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?[W:771]

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Whether one is a child or a sociopath, their amygdala is still not completely functional.
    But the sociopath doesn't become cured and has to rely on medicines to chemically control their brain function. That's not the case with children. With children, it's simply a fact that they are still developing, so I would never refer to a child as a "sociopath."

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?[W:771]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    But the sociopath doesn't become cured and has to rely on medicines to chemically control their brain function. That's not the case with children. With children, it's simply a fact that they are still developing, so I would never refer to a child as a "sociopath."
    I was using the term figuratively.

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?[W:771]

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    I was using the term figuratively.
    Well, that's what I thought but then you started sounding like you were serious.

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?[W:771]

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Whether one is a child or a sociopath, their amygdala is still not completely functional.
    The same applies to liberals:

    We found that greater liberalism was associated with increased gray matter volume in the anterior cingulate cortex, whereas greater conservatism was associated with increased volume of the right amygdala.

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?[W:771]

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Sociopathy is about 50% heritable, so even if the parents are conscientious in raising their little darling, they could be in for a surprise. On the flip side, recall the era of orphanages - those children had no parents around to teach them empathy and concern for others and the overwhelming majority of orphans weren't sociopaths.
    I realize that antisocial disorder is partially heritable. However, its practically universally accepted among psychologists that empathy and other "conscience building" traits have to be instilled at a very young age.
    "You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?[W:771]

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    The same applies to liberals:

    We found that greater liberalism was associated with increased gray matter volume in the anterior cingulate cortex, whereas greater conservatism was associated with increased volume of the right amygdala.
    there is a difference between underdeveloped and normally developed but shy of nominal but within tolerance (at least as best we can tell through things like psychology or neuropsychology). nice try though.

    Also keep in mind, too big an amygdala and you got problems too, you become like tigger.

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