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by Simon Baron-Cohen


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Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Cambridge University and co-director of. .

He is the author of Autism: The Facts and Mindblindness. What's particularly interesting is Baron-Cohen's thesis about the primary difference between male/female brains being along the axes of empathy (female) and systemizing (male), and the experimental evidence he presents for this theory.

By Simon Baron-Cohen, Cambridge University freely about biological differences between the male and female brain and mind

By Simon Baron-Cohen, Cambridge University. The field of sex differences in psychology is not new, though today it enjoys greater. academic freedom than in past decades. freely about biological differences between the male and female brain and mind. A new theory claims that the female brain is predominantly hard-wired for empathy, and. that the male brain is predominantly hard-wired for understanding and building systems. It is known as the ing (E-S) theory. Empathizing is the drive to.

By Simon Baron-Cohen, Cambridge University

By Simon Baron-Cohen, Cambridge University. The field of sex differences in psychology is not new, though today it enjoys greater academic freedom than in past decades. A new theory claims that the female brain is predominantly hard-wired for empathy, and that the male brain is predominantly hard-wired for understanding and building systems.

Simon Baron-Cohen argues that men's and women's brains are made differently: the female brain is hard-wired for empathy, and the male to understand and build systems. Take brother and sister Alex and Hannah

Simon Baron-Cohen argues that men's and women's brains are made differently: the female brain is hard-wired for empathy, and the male to understand and build systems. Take brother and sister Alex and Hannah. Alex's mother remembers that, as a toddler, he loved toy tractors and fire engines and would happily sit for hours prodding and pressing objects just to see what would happen.

The Essential Difference book. I do not have a "male brain" for example, nor do any women I know, no matter how good at systemising they are. One wants, naturally, to be seen as the gender one is, not as a strange hybrid exception.

Yet underlying these subtle differences, Simon Baron-Cohen believes, there is one essential difference, and .

Yet underlying these subtle differences, Simon Baron-Cohen believes, there is one essential difference, and it affects everything we do: Men have a tendency to analyze and construct systems while women are inclined to empathize. From gossip to aggression, Baron-Cohen dissects each brain type and even presents a new theory that autism (as well as its close relative, Asperger's syndrome) can be understood as an extreme form of the male brain. Smart and engaging, this is the thinking person's guide to gender difference, a book that promises to change the conversation about-and between-men and women.

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In The Essential Difference, leading psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen confirms what.

Simon Baron-Cohen FBA FBPsS (born 15 August 1958) is a British clinical . The Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain. ISBN 978-0-7139-9671-5.

Simon Baron-Cohen FBA FBPsS (born 15 August 1958) is a British clinical psychologist and professor of developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge.

We all appreciate that there are differences in the typical psychology of men and women. Yet underlying these subtle differences, Simon Baron-Cohen believes, there is one essential difference, and it affects everything we do: Men have a tendency to analyze and construct systems while women are inclined to empathize. With fresh evidence for these claims, Baron-Cohen explores how these sex differences arise more from biological than cultural causes and shows us how each brain type contributes in various ways to what we think of as "intelligence." Emphasizing that not all men have the typically "male" brain, which he calls Type "S," and not all women have the typically female brain (Type "E"), Baron-Cohen explores the cutting-edge research that illuminates our individual differences and explains why a truly "balanced" brain is so rare. Filled with surprising and illuminating case studies, many from Baron-Cohen's own clinical practice, The Essential Difference moves beyond the stereotypes to elucidate over twenty years of groundbreaking research. From gossip to aggression, Baron-Cohen dissects each brain type and even presents a new theory that autism (as well as its close relative, Asperger's syndrome) can be understood as an extreme form of the male brain. Smart and engaging, this is the thinking person's guide to gender difference, a book that promises to change the conversation about-and between-men and women.

Comments: (7)

Steelcaster
I read it just after reading his book on Autism an Asperger. It is a good book, but repeats lots of things already explained in the other book. I was expecting too much of it. If this had been my first book by the author , I would have loved it though ; clear, easy to read...
Alister
As a psychologist, I've worked with children with Autism Spectrum. Simon Baron Cohen is a leading authority in this area and I respect his work. This book presented his research on significant differences in the male and female brain that are new to me and fascinating in their implications. I would highly recommend the book.
Stan
This is an excellent book and good reading. Baron-Cohen does a superb job in explaining difficult theoretical concepts about the autistic mind with easy to understand language. His writing style keeps your interest. What I enjoyed the most was his explanation of the differences between the male and female brain.
Charyoll
Fascinating book that gave me lots to think about. I found myself discussing the ideas with others. I liked how the book was based on solid research and challenged previous ideas. I also like that the author discusses gender in a respectful way, without using stereotypes. I just wish this book was longer.
Marilbine
This is a pioneering presentation of a theory, or explanation, for some widely known facts, such as that autism spectrum behaviors are far more prevalent in boys and men than they are in girls and women. It also provides an explanation for the observation that autistic characteristics occur in varying degrees of intensity, such as Kannerts Autism, high functioning autism, Asperberg's Syndrome, etc. Unfortunately, a branch of radical feminism has preferred to remain impervious to empirical data, under the politically correct mantra, and criticized the contents of the book as politically incorrect.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Aspergberg's Syndrome and other autistic spectrum behaviors.
Blackredeemer
Anyone who says this book is sexist didn't read the preface. This book is based on statistical averages. It's not blind stereotypes that most people use to judge the genders; it's rooted in science. If people are offended by this book, they are unlikely to have a (S)-type brain that is able to systematize and appreciate this book for what it is... one man's observations based upon data.

This is a very interesting read for anyone who wants to become enlightened about the differences between men and females --- on average. We all know there are exceptions. Right?
Fhois
I've read several books in the area, and this is by far the best. It does include the key scientific findings, albeit without the level of detail that is available from other sources. What's particularly interesting is Baron-Cohen's thesis about the primary difference between male/female brains being along the axes of empathy (female) and systemizing (male), and the experimental evidence he presents for this theory.<P(...)P>It is disappointing to see some of the negative reviews posted about this book when Baron-Cohen is so careful to address the points they raise. He is not saying that autistics don't feel strong emotion -- he says they have low levels of empathy, which makes it hard for them to relate well with other people. He is not saying women are inferior -- he says they are superior (on average) in empathy, while men are superior (on average) in systemizing.
All in all an excellent work with some interesting new ideas and supporting evidence. Baron-Cohen is careful to indicate what we know and what is plausible speculation that requires more research. Highly recommended!
While I am not sure he describes _the_ essential difference between the female and male, the author certainly makes his point extremely well and extremely thoroughly about this difference. Of course, describing any gender difference is violating a modern social norm, but any reader that is interested in what is actually observed should have no problem with Baron-Cohen's treatment.

One of the thrusts behind the book is the author's theory of Asperger's Syndrome. That is the reason I read the book. I believe Baron-Cohen has put his finger on a foundational element of Asperger's but not the entire picture. The author posits that those with Asperger's have an extreme-male mind (bent on systemitizing) I think rather that the systemitizing is just more rawly exposed by the absence of felt emotion. Be that as it may this is a courageous and engaging book, (which by the way, lest I mislead, is not at all about the actual behavior or social implications of Asperger's) The tests at the back are worth the price alone.
The Essential Difference: The Truth About The Male And Female Brain download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Simon Baron-Cohen
ISBN: 0738208442
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Basic Books (July 2003)
Pages: 256 pages