By Simon Baron-Cohen
The book takes a closer look at empathy. Especially interesting is the term 0-empathy, including 0-empathy negative and 0-empathy positive. Referring to 0-empathy negative the focus is on borderline, psychopathy and narcissism. With 0-empathy positive the focus is on Asperger syndrome. Heredity and environment are discussed in relation to all the conditions.
It is a good and rewarding book spiced with cases.
Peter Fonagy talks about the psychology of violence.
Curiousness and openness are important elements in mentalization based treatment. It’s about exploring what’s going on in the mind of others and in your own mind.
Mentalizing is among other things about understanding misunderstandings. This video is an example of a therapist doing exactly this.