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The Science of Evil : On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty: Baron-Cohen, Simon: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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The Science of Evil : On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty
The Science of Evil : On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty
Publisher : Basic Books
Published Date : 2011/05
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9780465023530

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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A11202500
Place of Publication: United States
Academic Level: Extracurricular
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments                                    ix
    1 Explaining "Evil" and Human Cruelty          1  (14)
    2 The Empathy Mechanism: The Bell Curve        15 (28)
    3 When Zero Degrees of Empathy Is Negative     43 (52)
    4 When Zero Degrees of Empathy Is Positive     95 (30)
    5 The Empathy Gene                             125(22)
    6 Reflections on Human Cruelty                 147(40)
    Appendix 1 The Empathy Quotient (EQ)           187(10)
    Appendix 2 How to Spot Zero Degrees of         197(4)
    Empathy (Negative)
Notes                                              201(6)
References                                         207(24)
Index                                              231

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.