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Baron-Cohen, Simon

Works: 99 works in 529 publications in 7 languages and 16,526 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Miscellanea  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: RJ506.A9, 155.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Simon Baron-Cohen
The essential difference : the truth about the male and female brain by Simon Baron-Cohen( Book )

40 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Finnish and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on the author's experience in clinical practice to identify a basic, biological difference in male and female psychology, and presents evidence on gender-based brain types
The science of evil : on empathy and the origins of cruelty by Simon Baron-Cohen( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Provided by publisher
Mindblindness : an essay on autism and theory of mind by Simon Baron-Cohen( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mindblindness, Simon Baron-Cohen presents a model of the evolution and development of "mindreading." He argues that we mindread all the time, effortlessly, automatically, and mostly unconsciously. It is the natural way in which we interpret, predict, and participate in social behavior and communication. We ascribe mental states to people: states such as thoughts desires, knowledge, and intentions. Building on many years of research, Baron-Cohen concludes that children with autism suffer from "mindblindness" as a result of a selective impairment in mindreading. For these children the world is essentially devoid of mental things. Baron-Cohen develops a theory that draws on data from comparative psychology, from developmental psychology, and from neuropsychology. He argues that specific neurocognitive mechanisms have evolved that allow us to mindread, to make sense of actions, to interpret gazes as meaningful, and to decode "the language of the eyes."
Autism : the facts by Simon Baron-Cohen( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autism and Asperger syndrome by Simon Baron-Cohen( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a factual guide to autism and Asperger syndrome for those with the diagnosis, their parents and families, and the medical professionals involved
Understanding other minds : perspectives from autism by Simon Baron-Cohen( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the controversial "theory of mind" hypothesis, which states that children with autism are unable to comprehend other people's mental states. The theory relates to the most fundamental questions of normal development as well as to autism i
Understanding other minds : perspectives from developmental cognitive neuroscience by Simon Baron-Cohen( Book )

42 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do children with autism have such trouble developing normal social understanding of other people's feelings? This new edition updates the field by linking autism research to the newest methods for studying the brain
Tourette syndrome by Mary M Robertson( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tourette's syndrome, is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder affecting about five people in every 10,000. It is characterised by motor and vocal tics, and upsetting anti-social behaviour such as involuntary swearing and obscene gestures. This book, written by a psychologist and a psychiatrist who have been researching Tourette's Syndrome for many years, explains the causes of the syndrome, how it is diagnosed, and the ways in which it can be treated
Teaching children with autism to mind-read : a practical guide for teachers and parents by Patricia Howlin( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a practical guide to teaching autistic children to mind-read and examines issues such as how to interpret facial expressions, how to recognize feelings of anger, sadness, and fear, and how to see things from the perspective of an autistic child
Zero degrees of empathy : a new theory of human cruelty by Simon Baron-Cohen( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Baron-Cohen, expert in autism and developmental psychopathology, has always wanted to isolate and understand the factors that cause people to treat others as if they were mere objects. In this book he proposes a radical shift, turning the focus away from evil and on to the central factor, empathy. Unlike the concept of evil, he argues, empathy has real explanatory power. Putting empathy under the microscope he explores four new ideas: firstly, that we all lie somewhere on an empathy spectrum, from high to low, from six degrees to zero degrees. Secondly, that deep within the brain lies the 'empathy circuit'. How this circuit functions determines where we lie on the empathy spectrum. Thirdly, that empathy is not only something we learn but that there are also genes associated with empathy. And fourthly, while a lack of empathy leads to mostly negative results, is it always negative? Full of original research, Zero Degrees of Empathy presents a new way of understanding what it is that leads individuals down negative paths, and challenges all of us to consider replacing the idea of evil with the idea of empathy-erosion
The maladapted mind : classic readings in evlutionary psychopathology( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly available in paperback, this is the first book to bring together classic and contemporary readings illustrating the new subdiscipline, evolutionary psychopathology. Each chapter demonstrates how evolutionary arguments are being brought to bear on the study of a different psychiatric condition or pathalogical behaviour. The Maladapted Mind is aimed primarily at primarily at advanced students and researchers in the fields of psychiatry, abnormal psychology, biological anthropology, evolutionary biology and cognitive science
Synaesthesia : classic and contemporary readings( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synaesthesia is a condition in which a stimulus in one sensory modality automatically triggers a perceptual experience in anothor. For example, on hearing a sound, the person immediately sees a colour. How does this happen? Is it a real phenomenon? Why do some people develop this condition and not others? And might synaesthesia provide important clues about the organization of the normal brain."--Publisher's note on back cover
Prenatal testosterone in mind : amniotic fluid studies by Simon Baron-Cohen( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pioneering study looks at the effects of prenatal testosterone on postnatal development and behavior. Hormonal effects on behavior have long been studied in animals; the unique contribution of this book is to suggest a connection between human fetal hormones and later behavior. It details for the first time testosterone's effect on social and language development, opening a new avenue of research for cognitive neuroscience. The authors look at samples of amniotic fluid taken during amniocentesis at 16 weeks' gestation, and relate the fetal level of testosterone (which is present in fetuses of both sexes, although in different quantities) to behavior at ages 1, 2, and 4 years. They argue that the amniotic fluid provides a window into the child's past -- a chemical record of that child's time in the womb -- that allows informed prediction about the child's future brain, mind, and behavior. This is not the retrospective speculation of psychoanalysis, they point out, but an opportunity to study development prospectively and trace developmental precursors and causes of later cognition. The study suggests that prenatal levels of testosterone affect a range of later behaviors in children, from the inclination to make eye contact with others to the size of the vocabulary. It also suggests that prenatal testosterone level may be related to the development of typically "masculine" and "feminine" behaviors. The study's ongoing research explores whether fetal testosterone has any link with the risk of developing autism. Connecting endocrinology and psychology, the authors propose that there is a biological component to behaviors often thought to be produced by the social environment
Asperger syndrome : a different mind by Simon Baron-Cohen( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview of 5 males (ages 5-22) who have been diagnosed with A.S
LEGO®-Based Therapy : How to build social competence through LEGO®-Based Clubs for children with autism and related conditions by Daniel B LeGoff( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to setting up LEGO Therapy groups to promote social skills in children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions through group LEGO building. It fully explains the approach and gives advice on strategies for successfully seeing children through from 'LEGO Helper' to 'LEGO Genius'
Theory of mind( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The articles in this special issue use a wide range of techniques and subject populations to address fundamental questions about the cognitive and neural structure of theory of mind
A mother's courage : talking back to autism( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by Oscar winner Kate Winslet and directed by Oscar nominee Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, this inspiring film follows one woman's quest to unlock her autistic son's mind. Margret, whose ten-year-old son Keli is severely autistic, has tried a number of treatments to help her son. Consumed by an unquenchable thirst for knowledge about this mysterious and complex condition, she travels from her home in Iceland to the United States and Europe, meeting with top autism experts and advocates. She also connects with several other families touched by autism, whose struggles echo her own: the endless doctor visits and experiments with different treatments, the complication of doing everyday tasks, and the inability to communicate; perhaps the most painful and frustrating aspect of autism. But as she comes across innovative new therapies with the potential to break down the walls of autism, Margret finds hope that her son may be able to express himself on a level she never thought possible. Among the experts and advocates Margret encounters are: (1) Dr. Temple Grandin, best-selling author and autism advocate, recently the subject of an HBO film starring Claire Danes; (2) Dr. David G. Amaral, Research Director, MIND (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) Institute; (3) Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen, Director, Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge; Dr. Geraldine Dawson, Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks; (4) Soma Mukhopadhyay, who developed the Rapid Prompting Method to teach her autistic son Tito, now a published author; (5) Portia Iverson and Jonathan Shestack, parents of an autistic child and founders of Cure Autism Now. Music by Sigur Ros
An exact mind : an artist with Asperger syndrome by Peter Myers( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Myers's intricate and ornately patterned drawings are brought together for the first time in this volume, which is the fascinating result of the collaboration of an artist and two scientists. The beautiful, complex images (included in full-page colour as well as black and white reproductions) serve as a rare window into the precision and creativity of the Asperger mind at work. Peter Myers was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 1996 and his work reflects his stunning ability to plan and to organize visual information, and to embed illusions within his pictures. In explanatory text alongside the pictures, psychologists Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally Wheelright discuss the work's deep psychological significance, demonstrating in accessible language their ground-breaking systemizing theory of how the autistic mind processes information
Teaching children with autism to mind-read : the workbook by Julie A Hadwin( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The difficulties experienced by children with autism and related conditions in inferring the thoughts, beliefs, desires and intentions of others are well documented. Teaching children with autism to mind-read: a practical guide for teachers and parents is widely recognized as an innovative and useful teaching resource for practitioners in the field to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) to improve their understanding of other people's minds. This new workbook is based on and develops the original work of the authors to present effective approaches, strategies and practical guidelines to help alleviate social and communication problems in individuals with ASC."--Back cover
Handbook of autism and anxiety by Thompson E Davis III( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has evolved greatly since Asperger's day. And as our clinical understanding of this spectrum of disorders has grown, so has recognition of the connections between anxiety disorders and ASD-a welcome development, but also a source of confusion for many in the field. The Handbook of Autism and Anxiety brings together leading experts to explain this comorbidity, the diagnostic similarities and differences between the two disorders, and the extent to which treatment for each can be coordinated for optimum results. Focusing on repetitive behaviors, social difficulties, and fears as core components of anxiety disorders as well as ASD, contributors discuss specific symptoms in depth to aid in diagnosis. Assessment and treatment issues relevant to the autism-anxiety connection are considered in clinical and school contexts. And an especially timely conclusion details how key changes in the DSM-5 affect the diagnosis and conceptualization of each disorder. Key topics addressed in the Handbook include: Phenotypic variability in ASD: clinical considerations. Etiologic factors and transdiagnostic processes. Social worries and difficulties: autism and/or social anxiety disorder? Implementing group CBT interventions for youth with ASD and anxiety in clinical practice. Autism and anxiety in school settings. DSM-5 and autism spectrum disorder. The Handbook of Autism and Anxiety is an essential resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in child and school psychology, psychiatry, social work, education, clinical counseling, and behavioral therapy
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The essential difference : the truth about the male and female brain
Alternative Names
Cohen Simon Baron-

Cohen, Simon Baron- 1958-

Simon Baron-Cohen britischer Psychologe

Simon Baron-Cohen Brits psycholoog

Simon Baron-Cohen psicologo, psichiatra e accademico britannico

Саймон Барон-Коэн английский психолог, исследователь аутизма

סיימון ברון-כהן

배런-코언, 사이먼

배런코언, 사이먼



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The science of evil : on empathy and the origins of crueltyMindblindness : an essay on autism and theory of mindAutism : the factsAutism and Asperger syndromeUnderstanding other minds : perspectives from developmental cognitive neuroscienceTourette syndromeTeaching children with autism to mind-read : a practical guide for teachers and parentsZero degrees of empathy : a new theory of human cruelty