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Author De Zulueta, Felicity.

Title From pain to violence : the traumatic roots of destructiveness / Felicity de Zulueta
Edition Second edition
Published Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 405 pages)
Contents A case of violence -- The myth of original sin and the death instinct -- Aggression and violence -- From attunement to attachment and the trauma of loss -- The psychobiological roots of violence -- Secure and insecure attachment in the formation of the self -- Self and other -- In defence of the self -- The unspeakable : child sexual abuse -- Psychological trauma and attachment -- From psychological trauma to violence and psychiatric illness -- Cultures and violence -- The dehumanisation of the 'other' -- The traumatic origins of legitimate violence -- Love and hate
Summary Defines "violence" as distinct from "aggression", and attempts to trace its origins, highlighting the polarization between those who believe mankind to be innately violent and those who see violence as the outcome of man's life experiences. This second edition includes a chapter on terrorism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-394) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aggressiveness.
Attachment behavior.
Psychic trauma.
Violence -- Psychological aspects.
Object Attachment.
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic -- psychology.
Violence -- psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN 0470019360
0470034319 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780470034316 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)