A General Theory of Love

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2007

byThomas Lewis, Fari Amini, Richard Lannon

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This original and lucid account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being draws on the latest scientific research. Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain.

A General Theory of Love demonstrates that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood, our brains actually link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that alters the very structure of our brains, establishes life-long emotional patterns, and makes us, in large part, who we are. Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child’s developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy.




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This original and lucid account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being draws on the latest scientific research. Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned a...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307424340

ISBN - 13:9780307424341

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye opener An interesting and inspiring read about the topics of why love and intimacy is an essential part to our survival.
Date published: 2008-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A General Theory of love From the moment I picked up this book it held me. Revealing truths about myself that I never really understood before. Filled with poetry and Science it slowly unravels love and society and how we may be destroying both, but unlocking how we can save them.
Date published: 2003-07-16