- Macdonald triad (triad of sociopathy) is a set of three behavioral characteristics associated with sociopathic behavior
- It was first identified by J.M. Macdonald in 1963 and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry
- Macdonald triad is formed by:
- Animal cruelty
- Obsession with fire setting
- Persistent bedwetting past the age of five
- It is linked to violent behavior, particularly homicidal behavior
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