The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Science of Evil A pathbreaking autism researcher explores why some people lack empathy and what that absence means for our psychological understanding of evil.
- Published: 20 September 2012
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780465031429 ISBN 10: 0465031420
- Sales rank: 86,471
Full description for The Science 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.