Review of Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self.

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Abstract

Reviews two book "Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self," A.N. Schore (see record 2003-00021-000) and "Affect Regulation and Repair of the Self," by A.N. Schore (see record 2003-02881-000). In these two volumes, the author updates, expands and augments his regulation theory of self-development, building upon Bowlby's attachment theory and Freud's model of the unconscious in view of recent developments in the neurosciences. In the first book, he uses a multilevel approach to characterize the structure-function relationships that underlie the normal development of affect regulation. The fundamental tenet of regulation theory is that' the self-organization of the developing brain occurs in the context of a relationship with another self, another brain'. In the second book, the author applies his developmental theory to an understanding of the essential processes occurring within the psychotherapeutic relationship. Throughout the book, the author highlights the fact that psychology and neuroscience are currently moving away from a long-standing focus on cognitive processes and consciousness, to converge on that of emotion, the self and personality. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • *Emotional Regulation
  • *Human Development
  • *Psychopathology
  • Self Regulation

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  • Dawn L Thiselton

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