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Born for Love : Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered - Bruce D. Perry

Born for Love

Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered

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“Bruce Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist.”

—Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia

 

Born for Love is the definitive book on empathy. Renowned psychiatrist Bruce Perry has appeared on Oprah, CNN, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and other programs as an expert in this hot area of neuroscience, and has been cited as such in Newsweek, the New York Times, and The New Yorker (in a story written by Malcolm Gladwell). He and co-writer Maia Szalavitz explore empathy’s startling importance in human evolution and its significance for our children and our society. The authors of The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog present a powerful case that love is essential…and endangered.

“Empathy, and the ties that bind people into relationships, are key elements of happiness. Born for Love is truly fascinating.”

Heaven is other people -- In your face -- Missing people -- Intense world -- Lies and consequences -- No mercy -- Resilience -- The chameleon -- Us versus them -- Glued to the tube -- On baboons, British civil servants, and the Oscars -- Warm as Iceland -- All together now --People and programs.

ISBN: 9780061987670
ISBN-10: 0061987670
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 6th April 2010