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This is book number 3 in the Autism series.


With investigative groups running independent of each other, the major goal of this book is to provide a comprehensive guide to theories of autism, including results of major studies of behavior within the context of a biological explanation of autism. Two opposing theoretical systems are compared psychoanalytic theory and modern evolutionary theory and the latter, a biological approach to personality theory is confirmed. By appreciating the part played by heredity and the environment, this book offers a fresh and insightful understanding of autism. It reads as a thorough overview and history of the literature and thinking on the subject of autism over the past 40 years. Contents: Rethinking Theories of Autism; Defining Autism; An Evolutionary View of Personality Development; Piaget's Analysis of Intelligence; Language and Thought in Autism; Aphasias and Autism; Human-Figure Drawing as a Projection of Autistic Experience; and Theoretical Bases of Treatments. Includes illustrations.

About the Author

Cheryl D. Seifert, Ph.D. is Coordinator for Special Child Therapy Programs at the Chicago Counseling and Psychotherapy Research Center.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780819177186
ISBN-10: 0819177180
Publisher: University Press of America
Publication Date: July 11th, 1990
Pages: 106
Language: English
Series: Autism