What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Perceptual shifts, explained by cognitive psychologists, are illustrated by a police officer's experience of a shooting incident.
The case of a pre-Bundy serial killer in Seattle gets a fully illustrated treatment in a new book.
Should you hide your work-in-progress or expose it? There are pros and cons to both.
When a serial killer leaves prison, we're understandably nervous about their future behavior. Can we predict what they'll do?
Looking back, this decade has seen more mass murders, some unique serial killers, and some stunning domestic crimes.
This was the year of mass shootings, but predators also grabbed headlines.
A survivor of Ted Bundy's attack in the Chi Omega house uses her trauma to offer advice and hope to others.
Those who call themselves real vampires today have become more community-minded.
Psychopathic depictions in media influence how they're viewed in the legal system and on social media.
A new book looks at a range of female offenders, from serial killers to human traffickers to terrorists.
Some girls are taking their devotion to serial killers into very dark territory.
Tours of crime sites are becoming increasingly popular and more plentiful.
The early days for the FBI's "Psych Squad" relied on a few good men.
Some serial killers fixate on incidents that made them feel powerless. We should devote more research to how shame affects sense of self in persons at risk for violence.
A rare motive for serial murder involves killing others for supernatural favors.
Some serial killers record their horrific deeds in writing, which often hurts them when they're caught.
What draws us to places where people have done violent things to others?
Female psychopaths blessed with beauty turn it into a tool that enhances their domination of others.
When serial killers confess, it's unclear when they're telling the truth or just having fun.
Some sexual practices increase the risk of exposure, arrest, or even death.
Some children who harbor homicidal thoughts toward their parents set plans in motion. It's rare, but still frightening.
A recent crime story about a man who asked to be locked up brings up similar cases of killers with guilt complexes.
An unsolved double homicide provides complex threads for a paranormal investigation.
Does the new Bundy film miss the true psychology of this serial killer?
Some criminal cases defy our stereotype of submissive women who only reluctantly participate in violent acts.
A true crime author offers twisted tale of remorseless lovers who evade the law—but only for so long.
People generally think of serial killers as psychopaths with no feelings. However, those with kids might care—or might not.
A forensic psychiatrist and a forensic psychologist team up to offer a comprehensive evaluation of extreme acts of evil behavior.
A criminal psychologist tackles a wide range of behaviors that we consider deviant or downright evil, using science to make us re-examine our ideas.
Predatory serial killers like Ted Bundy and Dennis Rader are natural actors because they've honed the process of living double. What's their secret?
Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., is a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University and the author of 60 books.