The Evolution of the Emotion-Processing Mind

Author(s) : Robert Langs

The Evolution of the Emotion-Processing Mind

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 1996
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 240
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 1198
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855751248
  • ISBN 10 : 1855751240

Reviews and Endorsements

'...Langs provides a satisfying missing link between the adaptational science of evolution and psychoanalytic psychology. Modern evolutionary theory is far more complex and sophisticated today than Darwinian survival of the fittest. Modern psychoanalytic theory is also much more advanced and complex than Freud's early theories. Perhaps these advances and complexity were necessary before the two theories could be compared. Psychoanalytic science will benefit from this association. If Langs has his way, human evolution will benefit from improvement of the function of the human spirit, the basic unit of which Langs refers to as the emotion- processing mind.'
- From the Foreword by James O. Raney, M.D.

'The Evolution of the Emotion-Processing Mind is a highly original synthesis of psychoanalytic and neo-Darwinian thought providing a pathway to a more profound understanding of human nature, human suffering, and the role of psychotherapy in the amelioration of suffering.'
- From the Introduction by David Smith

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