Coupon
A Field Guide to Earthlings : An Autistic/Asperger View of Neurotypical Behavior
by Ian Ford and Stephanie Hamilton


Overview - Autistic people often live in a state of anxiety and confusion about the social world, running into misunderstandings and other barriers. This book unlocks the inner workings of neurotypical behavior, which can be mysterious to autistics. Topics include the nuances of friendship, dating, small talk, interpersonal conflicts, image, learning styles, social communication, common sense, and white lies.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $12.95

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 9 copies from $9.79
 
 
 

More About A Field Guide to Earthlings by Ian Ford; Stephanie Hamilton
 
 
 
Overview
Autistic people often live in a state of anxiety and confusion about the social world, running into misunderstandings and other barriers. This book unlocks the inner workings of neurotypical behavior, which can be mysterious to autistics. Topics include the nuances of friendship, dating, small talk, interpersonal conflicts, image, learning styles, social communication, common sense, and white lies. Proceeding from root concepts of language and culture through 62 behavior patterns used by neurotypical people, the book reveals how they structure a mental map of the world in symbolic webs of beliefs, how those symbols are used to filter perception, how they build and display their identity, how they compete for power, and how they socialize and develop relationships. From the introduction: This book reveals psychological patterns of neurotypical humans, from an autistic perspective. I wrote it to help you understand them. You might read it if you are autistic and have to work harder to understand why people do what they do, or you might read it if you are neurotypical and want to understand an autistic person in your life, or you might read it because you are interested in new ways of looking at personalities and behavior.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780615426198
  • ISBN-10: 0615426190
  • Publisher: Ian Ford Software Corporation
  • Publish Date: December 2010
  • Page Count: 220
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.25 x 0.46 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Psychology > Psychopathology - General
Books > Self-Help > General

 
BAM Customer Reviews