Becoming Attached

Author : Robert Karen
ISBN : 0195115015
Genre : Psychology
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The struggle to understand the infant-parent bond ranks as one of the great quests of modern psychology, one that touches us deeply because it holds so many clues to how we become who we are. How are our personalities formed? How do our early struggles with our parents reappear in the way we relate to others as adults? Why do we repeat with our own children--seemingly against our will--the very behaviors we most disliked about our parents? In Becoming Attached, psychologist and noted journalist Robert Karen offers fresh insight into some of the most fundamental and fascinating questions of emotional life. Karen begins by tracing the history of attachment theory through the controversial work of John Bowlby, a British psychoanalyst, and Mary Ainsworth, an American developmental psychologist, who together launched a revolution in child psychology. Karen tells about their personal and professional struggles, their groundbreaking discoveries, and the recent flowering of attachment theory research in universities all over the world, making it one of the century's most enduring ideas in developmental psychology. In a world of working parents and makeshift day care, the need to assess the impact of parenting styles and the bond between child and caregiver is more urgent than ever. Karen addresses such issues as: What do children need to feel that the world is a positive place and that they have value? Is day care harmful for children under one year? What experiences in infancy will enable a person to develop healthy relationships as an adult?, and he demonstrates how different approaches to mothering are associated with specific infant behaviors, such as clinginess, avoidance, or secure exploration. He shows how these patterns become ingrained and how they reveal themselves at age two, in the preschool years, in middle childhood, and in adulthood. And, with thought-provoking insights, he gives us a new understanding of how negative patterns and insecure attachment can be changed and resolved throughout a person's life. The infant is in many ways a great mystery to us. Every one of us has been one; many of us have lived with or raised them. Becoming Attached is not just a voyage of discovery in child emotional development and its pertinence to adult life but a voyage of personal discovery as well, for it is impossible to read this book without reflecting on one's own life as a child, a parent, and an intimate partner in love or marriage.
Category: Psychology

Du Sollst Nicht Merken

Author : Alice Miller
ISBN : 9783518750575
Genre : Psychology
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»Du sollst nicht merken« - nämlich: was dir in deiner Kindheit angetan wurde und was du in Wahrheit selbst tust - ist ein niemals ausgesprochenes, aber sehr früh verinnerlichtes Gebot, dessen Wirksamkeit im Unbewußten des einzelnen und der Gesellschaft Alice Miller zu beschreiben versucht. Ihre Analyse dieses Gebots führt sie zu einer grundsätzlichen Kritik an der Triebtheorie Sigmund Freuds. Die Wirksamkeit des Gebots »Du sollst nicht merken« zeigt sie anhand ihrer Analysen von Träumen, Märchen und literarischen Werken auf, wobei aus ihrer Auseinandersetzung mit dem Œuvre Franz Kafkas ein neues Kafka-Bild hervorgeht und implizit eine Theorie menschlicher Kreativität.
Category: Psychology

Der Gro E Gatsby

Author : Francis Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9783962179212
Genre : Fiction
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Der Ich-Erzähler der Geschichte ist Nick Carraway, ein junger Mann, der sich 1922 in New York als Wertpapierhändler versucht und ein altes und bescheidenes Haus in West Egg auf Long Island an der Ostküste der USA bezieht. In dem palastartigen Nachbarhaus lebt Jay Gatsby, die Schlüsselfigur des Romans. Gatsby ist ein junger Millionär und undurchsichtiger Geschäftsmann, dessen geheimnisumwitterte Herkunft, seine unklare Ausbildung (Oxford?) und sein unermesslich scheinendes Vermögen Stoff für viele Gerüchte bilden. Obwohl er in seinem Haus rauschende Tanzpartys für die New Yorker Gesellschaft veranstaltet, ist er einsam, wie sich im Laufe der Handlung herausstellt.
Category: Fiction

Children And The Theologians

Author : Jerome W. Berryman
ISBN : 9780819223470
Genre : Religion
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In this unique survey of some 25 theologians from the early church until now, definite themes emerge that still shape our attitudes about children in the church: ambivalence, ambiguity, indifference, and grace. Jerome Berryman’s keen analysis is intended to promote a healthier church, one that can better appreciate and utilize the distinctive gifts of children.
Category: Religion

Das Achtsamkeits Buch

Author : Halko Weiss
ISBN : 9783608101430
Genre : Self-Help
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Das jahrtausendealte, aus dem Buddhismus stammende Konzept erobert die westliche Welt: Achtsamkeit bringt eine neue Qualität in unser Leben, die größeres Glück und mehr Erfüllung ermöglicht. Auf der Basis langjähriger Erfahrungen zeigen die Autoren praxisnah, wie Achtsamkeit im täglichen Leben und speziell in beratenden und heilenden Berufen genutzt werden kann. Das jahrtausendealte, aus dem Buddhismus stammende Konzept erobert die westliche Welt: Achtsamkeit bringt eine neue Qualität in unser Leben, die größeres Glück und mehr Erfüllung ermöglicht. Auf der Basis langjähriger Erfahrungen zeigen die Autoren praxisnah, wie Achtsamkeit im täglichen Leben und speziell in beratenden und heilenden Berufen genutzt werden kann. Achtsamkeit als Weg - zu innerer Klarheit - zu Ruhe, innerem Frieden und Gelassenheit - zur Selbsterforschung und zu persönlichem Wachstum - zu wohlwollender Selbstfürsorge und effektiver Selbstführung - zu intensiverem Erleben, mehr Lebensfreude und Lebensqualität - und persönliche und professionelle Beziehungen heilsam zu gestalten Die Autoren sind Pioniere in der professionellen Anwendung von Achtsamkeit und erklären, - was Achtsamkeit ist, - wie sie wirkt, - wie sie angewendet und genutzt werden kann.
Category: Self-Help

The Science And Pseudoscience Of Children S Mental Health Cutting Edge Research And Treatment

Author : Sharna Olfman
ISBN : 9781440830846
Genre : Psychology
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This book explains how studies in brain development and epigenetics—the inextricable interplay of genes and environments—have led to breakthroughs in the understanding of children's psychological disturbances and serve to discredit the scientifically unsupported "chemical imbalance theory" of mental illness. • Presents a new paradigm for understanding the cause and treatment of children's psychological disturbances based in cutting edge research on the developing brain and epigenetics • Addresses the latest groundbreaking research on the treatment of concussion syndromes as well as on the cause and treatment of autism spectrum disorders • Offers strategies that promote healthy brain development and protect against childhood psychological disturbances • Explains how 21st-century parents' excessive use of cell phones and other mobile devices undermines the quality of attachment and places children at risk for compromised brain development and psychological disturbance
Category: Psychology

Infant Massage Revised Edition

Author : Vimala Schneider McClure
ISBN : 0307574792
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Discover the gentle art of Infant Massage... In this completely updated version of her renowned classic, Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, and its premier proponent in the United States, helps you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your baby's life. She shows you why a daily massage can be one of the greatest gifts you give your child...and yourself. For generations mothers the world over have known that the soft stroke of their hands soothes, calms, and communicates their love to their babies. Now scientific research proves that massage can do all that and more. In Infant Massage, McClure shares how massage benefits children--easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function. She explains each step of the massage process with simple easy-to-follow instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. You'll also find: Specific routines tailored to help relieve colic, fever, chest and nasal congestion Modified instructions for premature infants and babies with special needs Helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing Lullabies, rhymes, and games to enhance the massage experience Guidance for teaching children about "good touch" A special chapter dedicated to fathers Compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents And much more From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Family & Relationships

Psychosocial Capacity Building In Response To Disasters

Author : Joshua L. Miller
ISBN : 9780231519762
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 45.76 MB
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Disaster responders treat more than just the immediate emotional and psychological trauma of victims: they empower individuals and families to heal themselves long into a disaster's aftermath. This requires rebuilding the ability of survivors to meet their emotional and psychological needs, not only for themselves but also for others, and necessitates a careful consideration of survivors' social, economic, and political realities so healing and recovery can outlast the reverberations of disaster.
Category: Psychology