Autism: An Introduction to Psychological Theory download epub
by Francesca Happé
She picks her way carefully through the minefield of controversies to point out a middle ground where she believes consensus might lie. The book will be invaluable for students, but also useful for others interested in this field and who, like her, 'find themselves captivated and mesmerised by the enigma of autism. Sanjida O'Connell New Scientist).
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Other minds in the brain: A functional imaging study of "theory of mind" in story comprehension. Happé, . Ehlers, . Fletcher, . Frith, . Johansson, . Gillberg, . Dolan, . Frackowiak, R. & Frith, C. (1996) "Theory of mind" in the brain. Evidence from a PET scan study of Asperger syndrome. NeuroReport, 8, 197-201. Happé, F. (1999) Autism: Cognitive deficit or cognitive style? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3, 216-222.
Autism: A New Introduction to Psychological Theory an. .This is an introduction to the science and behavioural implications of autism
Autism: A New Introduction to Psychological Theory an.This is an introduction to the science and behavioural implications of autism. The work is designed as a first course for advanced undergraduate and masters students, and for professional psychologists and eductionalists, as well as parents of autistic children.
Francesca Happé's scientific contributions. Autism at the cognitive level: A New Introduction to Psychological Theory and Current Debate.
Autism: An introduction to psychological theory. Psychology Press, 2005. Central coherence and theory of mind in autism: Reading homographs in context. British journal of developmental psychology 15 (1), 1-12, 1997.
Autism is a fascinating yet perplexing disorder that continues to intrigue researchers and clinicians studying brain and behavior. In this lucid and elegant book, Francesca Happé provides a concise overview of current psychological theory and research that synthesizes the established work on the biological foundations, cognitive characteristics, and behavioral manifestations of this disorder. She focuses her discussion on the cognitive approaches that deal with both thought and feeling--those hypotheses that link brain to action, deepen our understanding of the autistic person's view of the world, and offer better approaches to effectively managing the behavior of people with autism struggling to live in our world. The book reviews the latest research into the communication, socialization, and imagination impairments in autism, and further distinguishes the levels of severity in the spectrum of autistic disorders. Happé also includes a discussion of the talented few--high-functioning autistic individuals with Asperger's syndrome--and of the many childhood behavioral disorders, unrelated to autism, that manifest autistic-like symptoms.
Autism is an important and much-needed contribution to the literature. It will be valued by parents and teachers of autistic children as well as by students and researchers interested in disorders of language and communication.