The Development of the Unconscious Mind

The Development of the Unconscious Mind

by Allan N. Schore Ph.D.


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An exploration of how the unconscious is formed and functions by one of our most renowned experts on emotion and the brain.

This book traces the evolution of the concept of the unconscious from an intangible, metapsychological abstraction to a psychoneurobiological function of a tangible brain. An integration of current findings in the neurobiological and developmental sciences offers a deeper understanding of the dynamic mechanisms of the unconscious. The relevance of this reformulation to clinical work is a central theme of Schore's other new book, Right Brain Psychotherapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393712919
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Series: Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Series
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,208,410
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Allan N. Schore, PhD, is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. He is the recipient of the American Psychological Association Division 56: Trauma Psychology "Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology" and APA's Division 39: Psychoanalysis "Scientific Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Research, Theory and Practice of Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis."He is also an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is author of three seminal volumes,Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self, Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self and Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self, as well as numerous articles and chapters. His Regulation Theory, grounded in developmental neuroscience and developmental psychoanalysis, focuses on the origin, psychopathogenesis, and psychotherapeutic treatment of the early forming subjective implicit self. His contributions appear in multiple disciplines, including developmental neuroscience, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, attachment theory, trauma studies, behavioral biology, clinical psychology, and clinical social work. His groundbreaking integration of neuroscience with attachment theory has lead to his description as "the American Bowlby" and with psychoanalysis as "the world's leading expert in neuropsychoanalysis." His books have been translated into several languages, including Italian, French, German, and Turkish.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

1 Early Emotional Attachment, the Development of the Right Brain, and the Relational Origins of the Unconscious Mind 1

2 Modern Attachment Theory 31

3 Early Interpersonal Neurobiological Assessment of Attachment and Autistic Spectrum Disorders 55

4 All Our Sons: The Developmental Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology of Boys at Risk 84

5 Early Right Brain Regulation and the Relational Origins of Emotional Well-Being 155

6 The Development of the Right Brain across the Life Span: What's Love Got to Do with It? 172

7 Playing on the Right Side of the Brain: An Interview with Allan N. Schore Published in the American journal of Play 210

References 257

Index 299

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