Ted Bundy

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As with most psychological disorders the best way to describe them is through case studies that have set precedence for more to come. Antisocial personality disorder follows this trend as well. Individuals with an Antisocial Personality Disorder show a lack of concern toward the expectations and rules of society and usually frequently become involved in at least minor violations of the rules of society and the rights of others. A popular term for this type of individual is “sociopath”. This is the case of Theodore Cowell, better known as Ted Bundy. Ted Bundy was born, illegitimately, on November 24, 1946 in Burlington Vermont, to Eleanor Louis Cowell. In the small town, his birth was looked down upon; therefore, his mother thought it would be just to pass as her son’s sister, and allow his biological grandparents act as his biological parents. Sadly, she wouldn’t know that this very happening would be one of the first precursors to the development of his psychological disorder. In their household, stories were told that his biological grandfather was mentally unstable and prone to violence, given reason to believe there was genetic influence to antisocial personality disorder. Ted’s early childhood was not situated in a very stable environment, and after enduring it for 6 years, Ted and his biological mother moved to Tacoma, Washington where she married, and both retained the last name of Johnnie Bundy. In Ted’s early years of adolescence, academically, he did exceedingly well. He showed signs of shyness, and living in a wealthy neighborhood, he felt very uncomfortable with his family’s social economic status being subpar. This shyness continued as his age progressed and showed greatly through out his high school and college years. He was never seen doing activities with others, and for the most part he kept to himself. The turning moment came about in 1967, when he met the woman of his dreams, and the two dated on and off for a period of two years. His...
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