A Basic Theory of Neuropsychoanalysis

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Karnac Books, 2011 - Psychology - 272 pages
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This book introduces a theoretical framework for studying the mind. Specifically, an attempt is made to frame ideas from psychoanalysis and cognitive-social psychology so that they can be taken readily into a realm of neurobiology. Psychoanalytic Theory still represents a very comprehensive theory of the human mind. It includes cognitive, emotional and behavioral variables, plus the idea of unconscious mental operations. The pleasure principle and repetition compulsion were Freud's most general concepts of mental functioning; here, the author renovates these concepts to get them to work with ideas from social cognition and neurobiology.
 

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Reviewed by Christian E. Salas (2013). Neuropsychoanalysis, Vol, 15 (1): 103.

Contents

Historical foundations
1
CHAPTER
15
CHAPTER THREE
35
CHAPTER FOUR
58
Approachavoidance conflict
73
CHAPTER
83
CHAPTER SEVEN
103
CHAPTER EIGHT
123
Memory processes and mindbrain change
159
CHAPTER ELEVEN
187
CHAPTER TWELVE
199
EPILOGUE
213
APPENDIX II
225
APPENDIX III
231
REFERENCES
239
INDEX
259

CHAPTER NINE
143

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W.M. Bernstein trained in Biology, Social Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Psychopharmacology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychology; and, was one of the first psychochologists in the US authorized to prescribe psychotropic medicines.

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