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The Science of Evil - by Simon Baron-Cohen (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Psychology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Basic Books

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Simon Baron-Cohen

Language: English

Street Date: September 4, 2012
TCIN: 77263333
UPC: 9780465031429
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1766

Description

A groundbreaking and challenging examination of the social, cognitive, neurological, and biological roots of psychopathy, cruelty, and evil
Borderline personality disorder, autism, narcissism, psychosis: 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.

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