Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

Author(s) : Simon Baron-Cohen

Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

Book Details

  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 256
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 32115
  • ISBN 13 : 9780465023530
  • ISBN 10 : 0465023533
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Borderline personality disorder, autism, narcissism, psychosis, Aspergers: All of these syndromes have one thing in common - lack of empathy. In some cases, this absence can be dangerous, but in others it can simply mean a different way of seeing the world. In The Science of Evil Simon Baron-Cohen, an award-winning British researcher who has investigated psychology and autism for decades, develops a new brain-based theory of human cruelty. A true psychologist, however, he examines social and environmental factors that can erode empathy, including neglect and abuse. Based largely on Baron-Cohen's own research, The Science of Evil will change the way we understand and treat human cruelty.

About the Author(s)

Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and Director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University, UK, and one of the co-discoverers of the 'theory of mind' deficit in autism. His books include Mindblindness (1995), The Essential Difference (2003) and Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Facts (2009).

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