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The Growth of the Mind: And the Endangered Origins of Intelligence
This compelling book reveals the six fundamental levels that form the architecture of our minds. The growth of these levels, four of which are deeper even than the unconscious, depends on a series of critical but subtle emotional transactions between an infant and a devoted caregiver. In mapping these interactions, Dr. Greenspan formulates the elusive building blocks of cr ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 9th 1998 by Da Capo Press
(first published 1997)
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Greenspan presents a convincing argument for the emotional foundations of intelligence and the emergence of the self. In the second half of this book he explores the implications of this model for society including social policy, education and even foreign policy. An ambitious and at times perhaps far reaching effort. Nevertheless I have a lot of respect for Greenspan's synthesis of neuropsychological development and psychoanalytic theory. His perspective as a specialist in autistic disorders le ...more