This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Simon Baron-Cohen is a Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge. A recipient of the McAndless Award from the American Psychological Association, he lives in the United Kingdom.Review:
“Rigorously researched...[Baron-Cohen’s] discussion of how parents can instill lifelong empathy in their children is particularly useful.” Terry Eagleton, Financial Times“Attractively humane...fascinating information about the relation between degrees of empathy and the state of our brains.” Richard Holloway, Literary Review“Ground-breaking and important...This humane and immensely sympathetic book calls us to the task of reinterpreting aberrant human behaviour so that we might find ways of changing it for the better...The effect...is not to diminish the concept of human evil, but to demystify it.” The Spectator(UK)“Short, clear, and highly readable. Baron-Cohen guides you through his complex material as if you were a student attending a course of lectures. He’s an excellent teacher; there’s no excuse for not understanding anything he says.” Times Higher Education Supplement (UK)“Engaging and informative.”
Dorothy Rowe, The Guardian (UK)
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 issues. Arguing that we explain nothing by describing acts of wanton cruelty as evil, he explores the simple but powerful hypothesis that such acts can be traced to a distinct psychological state - a lack of empathy. He backs up his claim with a wealth of research - from developmental psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and genetics. Those who have to deal with the aftermath of cruelty may not agree with Baron-Cohen’s analysis but they will surely be informed and provoked by his boldness and originality.”
Boston Globe“The Science of Evil contains a huge amount of useful information for a rather short read...it’s an important early step in building a more robust understanding of our species at its most horrific.” Psychology Today
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Basic Books. Condition: New. Hardcover w / dustjacket. First edition copy. NEW. DJ is new / fine. Stored in sealed plastic protection. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. No previous owner's markings. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 2011 Hardcover w / dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 395052
Book Description Basic Books, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110465023533
Book Description Basic Books, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0465023533
Book Description Basic Books, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0465023533
Book Description Basic Books, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB0073FUKR8
Book Description Basic Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0465023533 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.0236328
Book Description Basic Books, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0465023533
Book Description Basic Books, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0465023533n