How Affection Shapes a Young Child’s Brain

Neurotransmitters, attachment and resilience

Authored by: Sue Gerhardt

The Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  October  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415584630
eBook ISBN: 9780203117378
Adobe ISBN: 9781136303111

10.4324/9780203117378.ch11

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Abstract

There has been a quantum leap in knowledge about the root causes of emotional and behavioural difficulties in children over the last two decades—starting with the ‘decade of the brain’ in the 1990s. In this period, neuroscience has helped to clarify much muddled and contradictory thinking. In particular, it has given powerful support to the emergence of a new perspective, which offers a way of understanding emotional life by focusing on the regulation of emotions. This is the approach that will be described here.

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