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A General Theory of Love
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date February 1, 2000
Pages 274
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375503894
ISBN-10 0375503897
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $23.95
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Summary
Debunking Freudian theory, the authors of this groundbreaking analysis of the biological underpinnings of love offer a new paradigm for understanding the human 'heart', redefining family ties, community, and romance in the process. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Drawing on new scientific discoveries and seventy years of collective clinical experience, three psychiatrists unravel life's most elemental mystery: the nature of love.

A primordial area of the brain, far older than reason or thinking, creates both the capacity and the need for emotional intimacy that all humans share. A General Theory of Love describes the workings of this ancient, pivotal urge and reveals that our nervous systems are not self-contained. Instead, our brains link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that makes up the very life force of the body. These wordless and powerful ties determine our moods, stabilize and maintain our health and well-being, and change the structure of our brains. In consequence, who we are and who we become depend, in great part, on whom we love.

A General Theory of Love applies these and other extraordinary insights to some of the most crucial issues we face in our lives. Its authors explain how relationships function and where love goes wrong, how parents shape a child's developing self, how psychotherapy really works, what curbs and what fosters violent aggression in our children, and how modern society regularly courts disaster by flouting emotional laws it does not yet recognize.

A work of rare originality, passion, and eloquence, A General Theory of Love will forever change the way you think about human intimacy.


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from Random House Inc (February 1, 2000)
9780375503894 | details & prices | 274 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Describes the nature of love and how the brain is the source and conduit of emotions such as love and emotional intimacy
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (January 1, 2001)
9780375709227 | details & prices | 274 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Debunking Freudian theory, the authors of this groundbreaking analysis of the biological underpinnings of love offer a new paradigm for understanding the human 'heart', redefining family ties, community, and romance in the process.

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