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The science of evil : on empathy and the origins of cruelty

Author: Simon Baron-Cohen
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2011.
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A path-breaking autism researcher explores why some people lack empathy and what that absence means for the psychological understanding of evil.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Baron-Cohen
ISBN: 9780465023530 0465023533
OCLC Number: 659768837
Description: xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Explaining "evil" and human cruelty --
The empathy mechanism : the bell curve --
When zero degrees of empathy is negative --
When zero degrees of empathy is positive --
The empathy gene --
Reflections on human cruelty --
Appendixes: 1. The empathy quotient (EQ) --
Appendix: 2. How to spot zero degrees of empathy (negative).
Responsibility: Simon Baron-Cohen.

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Paul Harris, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education "Simon Baron-Cohen displays once again his ability to bring science to bear on troubling and controversial Read more...

 
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schema:description""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."@en
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