Brain, Attachment, Personality: An Introduction to Neuroaffective Development [NOOK Book]

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'This is the best introduction to neuroscience for psychodynamic psychotherapists available today. It is sophisticated, comprehensive, up-to-date and at many points inspirational. It is accessible but never at the expense of oversimplification. It is highly informative, eschews speculation and is unusually clear in highlighting continuing gaps in our knowledge. This is an immensely valuable addition to all our libraries and is an ideal text for psychological therapists wishing to understand more about the revolution of knowledge that has taken
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Brain, Attachment, Personality: An Introduction to Neuroaffective Development

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Overview

'This is the best introduction to neuroscience for psychodynamic psychotherapists available today. It is sophisticated, comprehensive, up-to-date and at many points inspirational. It is accessible but never at the expense of oversimplification. It is highly informative, eschews speculation and is unusually clear in highlighting continuing gaps in our knowledge. This is an immensely valuable addition to all our libraries and is an ideal text for psychological therapists wishing to understand more about the revolution of knowledge that has taken place in neuroscience.' - Professor Peter Fonagy, University College London
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780494029
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 8/29/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,275,314
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Susan Hart is a psychologist who has been the director of a municipal family therapy centre; 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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; About the Author; Foreword; 1) The dynamic brain in a dynamic environment: An epigenetic understanding; 2) Genetics and embryology: The cradle of personality; 3) The brain: a complex and dynamic structure; 4) Windows of opportunity: The programmable hardwired system; 5) Resonance, synchronicity and mirror neurons: The basic units of brain circuitry and affect attunement; 6) The basic body-sensing and affect-regulating brain: Brain stem and cerebellum; 7) The brain of motor systems and emotions: The diencephalon and the limbic system; 8) The brain of complex emotions, mentalization, abstraction, and reason: The parietal lobes and the prefrontal cortex; 9) Neurotransmitters, peptides, and hormones: The messengers of the brain; 10) The affect-regulating system of the brain; 11) Girls, boys, men and women: The impact of sex hormones and environment on differences between the sexes; 12) The lateralized brain: Right and left hemisphere; 13) Memory and its impact on the formation of personality and mentalization; 14) The foundation of personality: Self and consciousness; Epilogue; Glossary; References; Index.

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