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The Traumatic Roots of Destructiveness: From Pain to Violence

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Violence is all around us; yet, despite its widespread prevalence, we remain unclear about its causes. In this book Felicity de Zulueta - a psychiatrist, psychoanalytical psychotherapist and biologist - begins by defining "violence" as distinct from "aggression", and then attempts to trace its origins, highlighting the polarization between those who believe mankind to be innately violent and those who see violence as the outcome of man' s life experiences. As a result of her investigations, the author suggests that the current high level of violence may well be linked to the effects of childhood and adult trauma which appear to be far more widespread than has hitherto been acknowledged, both in psychiatric patients and in the general population. These findings are relevant to understanding why "normal" people can become violent in certain conditions. The book provides a detailed overview of what is currently known about the traumatic origins of violence and what conclusions can be drawn from the latest research findings.

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Author(s):
Felicity de Zulueta
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1870332792
ISBN-13:
9781870332798
Number of pages:
325
Publisher:
Whurr
Title:
The Traumatic Roots of Destructiveness: From Pain to Violence

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Violence is all around us; yet, despite its widespread prevalence, we remain unclear about its causes. In this book Felicity de Zulueta - a psychiatrist, psychoanalytical psychotherapist and biologist - begins by defining "violence" as distinct from "aggression", and then attempts to trace its origins, highlighting the polarization between those who believe mankind to be innately violent and those who see violence as the outcome of man' s life experiences. As a result of her investigations, the author suggests that the current high level of violence may well be linked to the effects of childhood and adult trauma which appear to be far more widespread than has hitherto been acknowledged, both in psychiatric patients and in the general population. These findings are relevant to understanding why "normal" people can become violent in certain conditions. The book provides a detailed overview of what is currently known about the traumatic origins of violence and what conclusions can be drawn from the latest research findings.

Author(s):
Felicity de Zulueta
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1870332792
ISBN-13:
9781870332798
Number of pages:
325
Publisher:
Whurr
Title:
The Traumatic Roots of Destructiveness: From Pain to Violence

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