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An Introduction to Psychological Theory, 1st Edition

By Sue Fletcher-Watson, Francesca Happé

Psychology Press

160 pages

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This title is intended for advanced undergraduate and masters level students in psychology; professional clinical, developmental and educational psychologists; general practitioners and others with a special interest in children; careworkers; and parents of autistic children.


"Our understanding of autism has been revolutionised in recent years by cognitive psychology and the identification of profound 'theory of mind' deficits in the autistic. Francesca Happe's IAutism/I conveys not only the intellectual excitement of a pioneer worker in this field, but gives a critical and scholarly and balanced account of the whole subject." - Oliver Sacks

Table of Contents

Introduction; The history of autism; Autism at the behavioural level; Autism at the biological level; Autism at the cognitive level: understanding minds; Autism at the cognitive level: alternatives to theory of mind; The talented minority; Asperger's syndrome; Autism and not-Autism; Remaining puzzles: a look to the futur.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Autism Spectrum Disorders