Healthy Aging Brain Sustaining Attachment, Attaining Wisdom

ISBN-10: 0393705137
ISBN-13: 9780393705133
Edition: 2008
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Description: A neuroscientifically based account of how our brains age and change over time. Brain development has traditionally focused on early childhood. Recently we've learned that the brain continues to develop through adulthood. This book explains the  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 380
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

A neuroscientifically based account of how our brains age and change over time. Brain development has traditionally focused on early childhood. Recently we've learned that the brain continues to develop through adulthood. This book explains the social brain over time, emphasizing neural plasticity and growth, and offering readers skills and strategies for maintaining and enhancing a healthy brain throughout their lives.

Louis Cozolino, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and a private practitioner. He is the author of The Healthy Aging Brain, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, and The Making of a Therapist. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Introduction
Building the Social Brain
The Brain As a Social Organ
Creating Attachment
Sustaining the Social Brain: A New Look
The Social Brain Across the Life Span
Current Theories of the Aging Brain
Growth and Adaptation
Hemispheres and Hormones
Attachment and Wisdom
The Emergence of Wisdom
The Maturation of Emotion
Challenges to Wisdom
Stories as Nurturance
Body and Soul
Nurturing Your Body
Nurturing Your Relationships
Grandparenting
Optimal Challenge and Maximum Inclusion
52 Ways to Avoid Hardening of the Categories: A Program of Personal Experiments
Suggested Readings
Credits
References
Index

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