This bestselling book put the field of interpersonal neurobiology on the map for many tens of thousands of readers. Daniel J. Siegel goes beyond the nature and nurture divisions that traditionally have constrained much of our thinking about development, exploring the role of interpersonal relationships in forging key connections in the brain. He presents a groundbreaking new way of thinking about the emergence of the human mind and the process by which each of us becomes a feeling, thinking, remembering individual. Illuminating how and why neurobiology matters, this book is essential reading for clinicians, educators, researchers, and students interested in promoting healthy development and resilience.
New to This Edition *Incorporates significant scientific and technical advances. *Expanded discussions of cutting-edge topics, including neuroplasticity, epigenetics, mindfulness, and the neural correlates of consciousness. *Useful pedagogical features: pull-outs, diagrams, and a glossary. *Epilogue on domains of integrationspecific pathways to well-being and therapeutic change.
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is an internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and renowned child psychiatrist. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he serves as Co-Investigator at the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, and Codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel's books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to InterpersonalNeurobiology, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out, and The Whole-Brain Child.
Table of Contents
1. Mind, Brain, and Relationships: The Interpersonal Neurobiology Perspective
5. States of Mind: Cohesion, Subjective Experience, and Complex Systems
6. Representations: Modes of Processing and the Construction of Reality
8. Interpersonal Connection
Epilogue: A Framework for Cultivating Integration
Practitioners, researchers, instructors, and students in child clinical and developmental psychology, child psychiatry, and cognitive neuroscience. Serves as a text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in developmental psychology and child development.