The Evolution of the Emotion-processing Mind
With an Introduction to Mental Darwinism
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Evolution of the Emotion-processing Mind by Robert Langs
Book DescriptionIn attempting to unify psychoanalytic and evolutionary theories, Langs offers a concise account of the most current versions of Darwinian and neo-Darwinian theory. He then develops the arguement that the emotion processing mind is an organ of adaptation that has evolved by natural selection.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855751248
(230mm x 147mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Fundamentals of Adaptive Psychotherapy and Counselling, Paperback (September 2003)
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Psychotherapy and Science, Paperback (October 1999)
An investigation of the ways in which science has a bearing on the clinical techniques and practice of psychotherapy. It notes parallels between the emotion-processing mind and phenomena that have been scientifically observed and charted in areas of evolution, the immune system and the brain.
Ground Rules in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by Robert Langs
The author examines the issue of boundaries in psychoanalytic thought, with reference to Freud's papers on analytic technique. The author then elucidates his own approach, drawing upon his previous research into evolutionary and adaptive processes. Throughout the book, Langs shows how theoretical ideas can be grounded in clinical practice.
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Author Biography - Robert Langs
Robert Langs, M.D., is well known as the author of many books on the subject of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, including 'The Technique of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy' (2 volumes), 'Psychotherapy: A Basic Text' , 'A Primer of Psychotherapy ' and 'Decoding Your Dreams'. He is currently Executive Director at the Program for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York; Clinical Professor with the Department of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine, New York; and Visiting Clinical Investigator at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, New York.
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