Bad To The Bone Analysis

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I have always been fascinated with how the human mind works. How the mind processes information, how dreams are created, how someone can hear their own voice, or see images while reading; these aspects of the mind have always interested me. This curiosity is one of the reasons why I enjoy watching documentaries about famous serial killers. I enjoy watching as psychologists talk with these killers in an attempt to understand how their minds work, and how they became the people they are today. Additionally, in almost every documentary I have watched, one of the major points that is always brought up is whether or not these killers were born as psychopaths, or if it was their upbringing that turned them into killers. These studies have fascinated me as well, because of course there are children who grow up into bad adults because they suffered an abusive childhood, but what about those children who had a decent upbringing, yet still turned out to be murderers or thieves? How can these children be explained? It's these questions that lead up…show more content…
The majority of the children involved were boys, ranging in age from four to sixteen, who Dadds classified as either "hot" or "cold"; "hot" children being those who are aggressive and act out, while "cold" children are the ones who seem to lack emotion and remorse. Both experiments involved the mothers spending time with their child, then either sharing an emotional experience with them, or expressing their love in some way. In both studies it was noted that the children who Dadds had deemed as "cold" did not respond the way most of the other children had. These emotionless children would not look their mothers in the eye, or seem to react at all when told they were loved, and this behavior was obvious in even the youngest

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