Kurt Lewin: Field Theory Meets Autism Research Paper by PhD Ed Psych Student

Kurt Lewin: Field Theory Meets Autism
A unique perspective on how Kurt Lewin's Field Theory may be applied to modern day work in the field of autism in respect to Theory of Mind as outlined by S. Baron-Cohen.
# 63192 | 3,263 words | 7 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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Kurt Lewin's contributions to the current field of psychology are voluminous, however his name may be more obscure from the average student's list of greatest scientific contributors. Nonetheless this paper provides the opportunity to bring Lewin's Field Theory into relationship with the more modern contributions of S. Baron-Cohen's Theory of Mindreading to discuss its current applications with autism. The paper includes figures.

Paper Outline:
History of Kurt Lewin
The Lasting Impact of Cassirer
Field Theory
Theory of Mind
Research in Autism and Theory of Mind
Behavioral Treatment for ASD
Field Theory, Theory of Mind and Autism

From the Paper:

"Relating Theory of mind back to the original equation of Field Theory, the Cognitive Attributes of Theory of Mind belong to the person. Being Mindblind or being a Mindreader is not a function of environment, rather it is an innate quality belonging to the person. Baron-Cohen (1995) believes it to be an adaptive process for survival but regardless of it origination it is within the person and is part of his/her unique lifespace. This point will play into how Theory of Mind and Field Theory may explain why ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) is the most effective treatment for ASD."

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