You’ve asked, so we answered! We cover all things forensic psychology in this “nerd alert” episode. This is for you if you are considering graduate school, want to know more about the legal system and psychology, want to know how the doctors found themselves here, plus some details about types of therapy and evaluations forensic psychologists conduct on a daily basis.
Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh discuss one of their most interesting topics to date: Incels or the “involuntary celebates.” They talk about the origins and evolution of the incel community and touch on various flavors of diagnoses that appear to be prevalent with these individuals. They also highlight three high-profile cases of violence perpetrated by men who aline with the incel worldview and discuss those individuals’ motives and psychological diagnoses. Lastly, they touch on the field of Threat Assessment and the lack of research currently published about this disturbing population.
In this mini episode, Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh psych-splain the differences between such diagnosis and concepts as antisocial personality disorder, sociopath, and psychopathy and how they determine who deserves such labels.