Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered

Category: Book
By (author): Perry, Bruce D.
By (author): Szalavitz, Maia
Subject:  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
  PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
  PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions
  PSYCHOLOGY / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: April 2011
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.86in
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From The Publisher*

"Bruce Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist."

-Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia

 

Born for Love is the definitive book on empathy. Renowned psychiatrist Bruce Perry has appeared on Oprah, CNN, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and other programs as an expert in this hot area of neuroscience, and has been cited as such in Newsweek, the New York Times, and The New Yorker (in a story written by Malcolm Gladwell). He and co-writer Maia Szalavitz explore empathy's startling importance in human evolution and its significance for our children and our society. The authors of The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog present a powerful case that love is essential…and endangered.

Review Quote*"Empathy, and the ties that bind people into relationships, are key elements of happiness. Born for Love is truly fascinating."
Review Quote*"Once in awhile a book changes the way I experience the world. This time it's Born For Love, by Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz. Their book explores how children learn to love-or not. No work of fiction is as compelling."
Review Quote*"An accessible and important work of popular science."
Review Quote*"Strikingly original and thought-provoking, Born for Love explores the crucially important role empathy plays in all of our lives. It should be required reading for every parent, partner, and friend."
Biographical Note

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., is the senior fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy (www.ChildTrauma.org), a not-for-profit organization based in Houston that is dedicated to improving the lives of high-risk children, and he is an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. He is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children.