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The Resource The science of evil : on empathy and the origins of cruelty, Simon Baron-Cohen

The science of evil : on empathy and the origins of cruelty, Simon Baron-Cohen

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The science of evil : on empathy and the origins of cruelty
Title
The science of evil
Title remainder
on empathy and the origins of cruelty
Statement of responsibility
Simon Baron-Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A path-breaking autism researcher explores why some people lack empathy and what that absence means for the psychological understanding of evil
  • "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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baron-Cohen, Simon
Dewey number
152.4/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.E55
LC item number
B37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Empathy
  • Cruelty
Label
The science of evil : on empathy and the origins of cruelty, Simon Baron-Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-229) and index
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)
Control code
ocn659768837
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780465023530
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010043828
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)659768837
Label
The science of evil : on empathy and the origins of cruelty, Simon Baron-Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-229) and index
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)
Control code
ocn659768837
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780465023530
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010043828
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)659768837

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