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Do mothers dream of electric babies? : the importance of emotional bonds for growing, nuturing, and educating / Giuliana Mieli.

Author/creator Mieli, Giuliana author.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info London : Routledge, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2009
Description1 online resource (xiv, 246 pages) : illustrations
Supplemental Content EBSCOhost
Uniform titleBambino non è un elettrodomestico. English
Abstract We live in a society that ignores and disregards attachment needs and feelings. Starting from this consideration, the author describes the stages of human emotional development in a lucid narrative which is both scientifically rigorous and grounded in clinical examples. Mieli critically investigates the origins of a specific weariness towards feelings which is reflected in the history of Western philosophy and science, resulting in a cultural disregard of emotional needs. The book powerfully suggests that if undeterred, this disregard may lead to severe consequences for the future of our society. Research compellingly shows that responding to fundamental emotional needs is a psycho-biological requirement necessary for human wellbeing and survival itself. Mieli contends that its oversight has a counterpart in the dramatic rise of mental distress in contemporary society, as well as in the difficulties that are increasingly encountered around maternity, fertility, and parenting.
General noteFirst published in Italian in 2009 as "Il bambino non è un elettrodomestico. Gli affetti che contano per crescere, curare, educare" by San Pablo Communicacion SSP -- title page verso.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Biographical noteGiuliana Mieli, PhD, DClinPsych, Psychotherapist, after working in the first mental health community services in the 1970s, has been a consultant in the maternity wards of St Gerardo Hospital (Monza) and at St Giuseppe Hospital (Milan) in Italy. Aside from clinical practice, she has dedicated herself to the psycho-education of medical and paramedical staff in various local health centres, and to training and supervising freshly graduated clinical psychologists and psychotherapists. She is currently based in Florence.
Source of descriptionOnline resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 25, 2018)
Issued in other formPrint version: 9781782203537 1782203532
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