Brain, Attachment, Personality: An Introduction to Neuroaffective Development

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Karnac Books, 2008 - Psychology - 379 pages
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The book focuses on the brain structures that are essential for the formation of relationships, personality development, and emotions. It attempts to provide an understanding of the way that the uniquely human nervous system develops capacities for empathy, mentalization, and reflection that enable us to address such aspects as past and presence, interpersonal relations, ethics, art, and aesthetics. Each chapter seeks to present the necessary knowledge for an understanding of our inherent neural basis for interpersonal interactions. The individual chapters can be read independently. Some passages will be more demanding than others and may be safely skipped without rendering the rest of the text meaningless.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
21
CHAPTER THREE
37
CHAPTER FOUR
53
CHAPTER FIVE
71
CHAPTER SEVEN
123
CHAPTER EIGHT
141
CHAPTER NINE
163
CHAPTER
187
CHAPTER ELEVEN
217
CHAPTER TWELVE
235
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
261
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
299
Epilogue
321
REFERENCES
343
INDEX
365
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Susan Hart is a psychologist who has been the director of a municipal family therapy center; her experience also includes work in municipal social services and in a children's psychiatric ward. Today, she has an independent practice and works mainly with professional supervision of psychologists, visiting nurses, and social workers in child and family departments, personnel in child psychiatric wards, and advisers to foster families. She is the author of several books and articles on neuroaffective developmental psychology, and frequently gives lectures and courses on the topic.

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