This highly influential worknow in a revised and expanded third edition incorporating major advances in the fieldgives clinicians, educators, and students a new understanding of what the mind is, how it grows, and how to promote healthy development and resilience. Daniel J. Siegel synthesizes cutting-edge research from multiple disciplines, revealing the ways in which neural processes are fundamentally shaped by interpersonal relationships throughout life. And even when early experiences are not optimal, building deeper connections to other people and to one's own internal experience remains a powerful resource for growth. Professors praise the book’s utility in courses from developmental psychology and child development to neuroscience and counseling. New to This Edition *Incorporates findings from a huge body of recent research; over 1,000 citations added. *Revisits and refines the core hypotheses of interpersonal neurobiology. *Chapter on the experience of belonging and the development of identity. *New or expanded discussions of behavioral epigenetics, the default mode network of the brain, social neuroscience, cultural and gender issues, theory of mind, the Wheel of Awareness contemplative practice, the science of consciousness, and more.
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, an internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and renowned child psychiatrist, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is the founding codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a recipient of several honorary fellowships. He is also Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel’s recent books include Parenting from the Inside Out, The Whole-Brain Child, Brainstorm, The Yes Brain, The Power of Showing Up, Mind, and Aware.
Table of Contents
Introduction. “What Is the Mind, Anyway?”: An Interpersonal Neurobiology Perspective 1. The Embodied Brain, Awareness, and the Nature of Energy 2. States of Mind: Cohesion, Subjective Experience, and Complex Systems 3. Memory and Narrative 4. Attachment and a Sense of Self 5. Emotion as Shifts in Integration 6. Representations and Mental Reality: Modes of Processing and the Construction of Experience 7. Regulation and Coherence 8. Interpersonal Connection and the Relational Mind 9. Integration Within and Between 10. Belonging, “Self,” and an Integrated Identity as Me plus We = MWe: A Framework for Cultivating Integration Glossary Notes References Index