Autism: The Empathizing–Systemizing (E‐S) Theory

@article{BaronCohen2009AutismTE,
  title={Autism: The Empathizing–Systemizing (E‐S) Theory},
  author={Simon Baron-Cohen},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1156}
}
  • S. Baron-Cohen
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
The mind‐blindness theory of autism spectrum conditions has been successful in explaining the social and communication difficulties that characterize these conditions but cannot explain the nonsocial features (the narrow interests, need for sameness, and attention to detail). A new theory, the empathizing–systemizing (E‐S) theory, is summarized, which argues two factors are needed to explain the social and nonsocial features of the condition. This is related to other cognitive theories such as… Expand

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