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Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

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Borderline personality disorder, autism, narcissism, psychosis, Asperger's: 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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Award-winning psychologist and autism researcher Simon Baron-Cohen develops a new brain-based theory of human cruelty that will forever change our understanding of evil.

About the Author

Simon Baron-Cohen is a professor of developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of books including Mindblindness: An Essay on Autism and Theory of Mind and The Essential Difference: Male and Female Brains and the Truth About Autism. A recipient of the McAndless Award from the American Psychological Association, he is a vice president of the National Autistic Society (UK) and was president of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) for 2009. Simon lives in the United Kingdom. Jonathan Cowley is a British actor hailing from Eastbourne, East Sussex, but he currently calls Los Angeles home. He received AudioFile Earphones Awards for his narration of The Science of Evil by Simon Baron-Cohen and The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart. He has narrated many audiobooks and can also be heard on both sides of the Atlantic narrating film trailers and documentaries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452604008
Author:
Baron-cohen, Simon
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Baron-Cohen, Simon
Author:
Cowley, Jonathan
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Psychology - Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.4 lb

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Mood Disorders and Depression
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

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