We have all worked with an office asshole or been stuck with a relative you just can’t wrap your head around their behaviour. This book explores the pschological challenge of very low empathy. A clinical, but facsinating read.
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.