Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain

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  • Sue Gerhardt
  • Author:  Sue Gerhardt
  • Year: 20-02-2014
  • Translator From English: Rumyana Avtanska
  • Availability:  Out Of Stock
  • Product Code:  1261-01
  • SKU: 08.0041
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-371-9
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Why Love Matters explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life, particularly to the development of our social and emotional brain systems, and presents the startling discoveries that provide the answers to how our emotional lives work.

Sue Gerhardt considers how the earliest relationship shapes the baby's nervous system, with lasting consequences, and how our adult life is influenced by infancy despite our inability to remember babyhood. She shows how the development of the brain can affect future emotional well being, and goes on to look at specific early 'pathways' that can affect the way we respond to stress and lead to conditions such as anorexia, addiction, and anti-social behaviour.

Why Love Matters is a lively and very accessible interpretation of the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, psychoanalysis and biochemistry. It will be invaluable to psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, parents and all those concerned with the central importance of brain development in relation to many later adult difficulties.

About the Author

Sue Gerhardt

Sue Gerhardt

Sue Gerhardt (Durban, 1953) is a British psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice since 1997.She was born in South Africa, but grew up in England. She was educated at Newnham College, Univer... Read more

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Year 20-02-2014
Translator From English: Rumyana Avtanska
Pages 272
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.45 kg
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Relationships, Parenting & Child Development, Psychotherapy, Pedagogy

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