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Author Sasso, Giampaolo, 1942-

Title The development of consciousness : an integrative model of child development, neuroscience and psychoanalysis / Giampaolo Sasso ; translated and revised by Jennifer Cottam
Published London : Karnac for the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Health Services and the Cyprus Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Studies, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (300 pages) : illustrations
Series EFPP series
EFPP clinical monograph series.
Contents COVER; Contents; About the Author; Series Editors' Preface; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE The cultural inheritance of Project for a Scientific Psychology; CHAPTER TWO Recent progress in the field of neuroscience; CHAPTER THREE The current idea of a child's mental development; CHAPTER FOUR A new model of brain development; CHAPTER FIVE Drive dynamics and maternal modulation; CHAPTER SIX Normal and pathogenic development of mother-child interaction; CHAPTER SEVEN Defence structures and the development of consciousness; CHAPTER EIGHT The origin of language
Summary Using 'Freud's Project for a scientific psychology' as a starting point, this book is a brilliant new approach that combines psychoanalytical research with neuroscience. Its aim is to to delineate a new psychological framework for mental health practitioners. The author throws light on the slow pace of brain development during childhood, grapples with both the question of evolutionary factors, and the infant's sensitivity and predisposition to build relationships within his environment. The book also broadens and highlights two key topics topics; the origin of language and the importance of in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the Italian
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Subject Child analysis.
Child psychology.
Brain -- physiology.
Child Development.
Psychoanalytic Theory.
Psychology, Child.
Form Electronic book
Author Cottam, Jennifer.
Cyprus Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Studies.
European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Health Services.
ISBN 1849405980 (electronic bk.)
9781849405980 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Psicoanalisi e neuroscienze. English