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Dan Siegel

Download Article TNPTVol5Issue4pp50-51 Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an...

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The Gut As A Key Player In Neuroscience

The Gut As A Key Player In Neuroscience Micaela Monteiro-Haig Subscribers Download Full Article Here… TNPTVol5Issue4pp16-31 The field of neuroscience has traditionally focused on the role of the brain and its physiology in the regulation of emotions and...

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Guide To The Brain – Brain-Body Connections

The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide to the Brain Part 15 Brain-Body Connections Subscribers Download The Full Article Here TNPTVol5Issue4pp8-15 There is growing awareness of the critical interplay between the systems of the body and mental health. Dysfunctions...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 5 Issue 4

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 4 (April 2017) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol5Issue4 Content As therapists, we formulate hypotheses about our clients and their states of mind from a psychological perspective. We may utilise talk therapy,...

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Guide to the Brain Part 14 – Depression

The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide To The Brain Part 14 – Depression Part 2 Matthew Dahlitz Members Download Article: TNPTVol5Issue3pp8-17 [Content protected for subscribers only] Not A Subscriber? If you are a subscriber and do not see the download...

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Tired & Heading to Burnout?

Tired and heading to burnout? Neuroscience offers some help. Kirke Olson Members Download Article: TNPTVol5Issue3pp46-49 [Content protected for subscribers only] Not A Subscriber? If you are a subscriber and do not see the download button you may not be logged in...

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Ann Diamond Weinstein

  Download Article: TNPTVol5Issue3pp50-53 Ann Diamond Weinstein, PhD, holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology. In her consultation practice she provides education and coaching to health and mental health practitioners,...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 5 Issue 3

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 3 (March 2017) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol5Issue3 Content Most people who suffer trauma show evidence of a remarkable human capacity to overcome traumatic events, recovering to lead a normal life with even...

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Narcissism – The Shame-Negating Personality

Download Article: TNPTVol5issue2pp16-19 Narcissism: The Shame-Negating Personality Mark Zaslav, PhD Psychiatric labels have long been criticized for bringing stigma to those afflicted with mental disorders. In the case of narcissistic personality disorder, one glance...

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This is Your Brain on Loneliness

Download: TNPTVol5issue2pp58-61 Valentine’s Day inundates us with images of romance, often leaving us feeling wistful or lonely, as our own lives—whether single or coupled—seldom seem as rich or passionate as the ones on TV. For some, this is a passing melancholy; but...

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The Good Enough Therapist

Members Download Article: TNPTVol5issue2pp38-51 [Content protected for subscribers only] Not A Subscriber? If you are a subscriber and do not see the download button you may not be logged in Therapists do not always respond at their best when they are confronted with...

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Guide To The Brain Part 13 – Depression

Members Download: TNPTVol5issue2pp8-15 What Is Depression? Depression comes under the umbrella of mood or affective disorders, in which individuals have difficulty controlling mood states. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (5th ed.; DSM–5;...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 5 Issue 2

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 2 (February 2017) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol5issue2 Content As psychotherapists, we often deal with clients who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence—both victims and perpetrators. Intimate...

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The Promise of Technology for the Aging Brain

Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1pp36-51 Dr. Adam Gazzaley, is professor in neurology, physiology and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, the founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center and director of the Gazzaley lab. His labs most...

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The Fear of New Technology

Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1pp30-35 In 16th-century Europe, a strange new psychiatric disorder emerged: people started to believe that they were made of glass. A famous early sufferer of the “glass delusion” was King Charles VI of France who, following a series of...

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Kitchen Garden Programs and Changing Brains

Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1pp20-29 Neuroscience research advocates the necessity of children spending time away from artificial light and outdoors, stating fresh air and sunshine are vital elements to enhance brain development and help balance brain functions...

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Guide to the Brain Part 12 – Mirror Neurons

Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1pp10-13 Italian neuroscientists in the mid-1990s were studying the premotor areas of the frontal lobes of monkeys when they discovered a remarkable connection between the firing of neurons in the motor cortex and visual perception...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Vol 5 Issue 1

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 1 (January 2017) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1 Content I am always genuinely excited by a new year as I think of all the potential it holds. Life has its trials, but like waking up to a new day, stepping...

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Simon d’Orsogna

Free Download PDF:  TNPTvol5issue1pp52-55 Simon d’Orsogna is a psychotherapist and process consultant based in Melbourne, Australia, working with individuals and organisational clients. As an associate instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute he facilitates...

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Allergies Driving Anxiety

Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1pp14-17 Nearly 30% of people suffer from anxiety at some time in their lives (Santana & Fontenelle, 2011); equally, almost 30% suffer from ongoing allergies (Sansone & Sansone, 2011). So, it seems likely many anxious people will...

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The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut

The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut Leslie E. Korn Members Download: TNPTVol4issue12pp30-51 There is no doubt that nutrition affects mental health. Poor nutrition leads to and exacerbates mental illness. Optimal nutrition prevents and treats mental illness. Note the word...

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The New Science of Consciousness

The New Science of Consciousness: Exploring the Complexity of Brain, Mind, and Self Members Download: TNPTVol4issue12pp20-29 The New Science of Consciousness offers a novel approach to brain science based on collaborations between neuroscientists and complexity...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Vol 4 Issue 12

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 4 Issue 12 (December 2016) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol4Issue12 Content Welcome to the final issue of The Neuropsychotherapist for 2016. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing with us in this...

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The Body in Stress & Trauma

The Body in Stress & Trauma Robert Scaer Members Download: TNPTissue11pp36-53 The brain and the body are parts of a common interactive system. Any outside stimulus or input to the brain must first be registered by the sensory organ systems of the body, and the...

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Losing Autism

Losing Autism Mark & Michelle Hedges Subscriber Download: TNPTissue11pp32-35 Not a subscriber? Click here to get your copy >> I had suspected I was different since I was very young. I just didn’t know what kind of different I was. When I went to...

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It’s All About Love

It’s All About Love Our apologies – this article has been withdrawn – we will aim to bring you an alternative story as soon as possible This article may have misrepresented some aspects of the EYPU in London and has therefore been withdrawn. We do...

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Truly Mindful Coloring

Truly Mindful Coloring: Stay Calm, Reduce Stress, & Self-Express by Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD Foreward by Daniel J. Siegel, MD Subscribers Download TNPTissue11pp14-19 Not a subscriber? Click here to get your copy >> We live in a world often filled with words,...

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Guide to the Brain Part 10

The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide to the Brain Part 10 Striatum, Motivation and Control Members Download: TNPTissue11pp10-13 In 1988, French neurologist Michel Habib and colleague Michel Poncet became intrigued by stories of people who would all of a sudden lose...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 4 Issue 11

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 4 Issue 11 (November 2016) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol4issue11 Content This month we hear from trauma expert Robert Scaer, who may be familiar to readers from his 2005 book The Trauma Spectrum. Robert gives us an...

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Guide To The Brain Part 9

The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide to the Brain Part 9 Epigenetics Members Download: TNPTVol4Issue10pp8-13 There was a time when we used to think the brain was immutable, until we discovered that it was quite malleable and now the remarkable plasticity of the brain...

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Permissible Curiosity

Permissible Curiosity Gail Noppe-Brandon Members Download: TNPTVol4Issue10pp18-31 What follows in this article is an attempt to explore the importance of bringing creativity into clinical practice. To that end, it is my great hope to marry style and content, since it...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 4 Issue 10

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 4 Issue 10 (October 2016) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol4Issue10 Content Undoubtedly, one of the major paradigm shifts in our understanding of mental processes and mental health during the 20th century came in the form...

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Exploring Neuro-philosophy

Exploring Neuro-Philosophy A David Van Nuys Interview with Georg Northoff Members Download: TNPTVol4Issue9pp36-47 Dr. Dave: I’m glad to have you here. And I’m especially pleased to have you on the show because of your credentials as a philosopher. I know...

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Sex Addiction

Sex Addiction: Holistic Treatment Goals and Protocols for Body, Brain, and Relationship (Part 1) Alexandra Katehakis Members Download: TNPTVol4Issue9pp20-33 Since a host of psychological, neurophysiological, and cultural factors conspire to create and maintain sexual...

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Guide to the Brain Part 8

The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide to the Brain (Part 8): Physical and Social Pain Members Download: TNPTVol4Issue9pp10-15 Professor Matthew Lieberman heads the social cognitive neuroscience laboratory at UCLA and is the author of Social: Why Our Brains Are...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 4 Issue 9

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 4 Issue 9 (September 2016) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol4issue9 Content Recently I gave a talk on the close association between the brain networks that process physical pain and those that process social–emotional...

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Mind/Body Integration: The Recoding Process

Mind/Body Integration: The Recoding Process Leanne Kidd Members Download  TNPTVol4Issue8pp16-29   In the course of “growing up”, we develop beliefs about how life is organised and different strategies to help us deal with these beliefs.[1] Problematic issues that...

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2016 Childhood Trauma Conference (Part 2)

Report On The 2016  Childhood Trauma Conference (Part 2) Haley Peckham Members Download  TNPTVol4Issue8pp32-45 In Part 1 of my report on the Childhood Trauma Conference, I talked about Dan Siegel’s thoughts on integration and connection between brain regions, brain...

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Guide To The Brain Part 7

Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide To The Brain Part 7 Members download   TNPTVol4Issue8pp10-15 Neurochemicals  We know the brain is a complexity of neural networks, and the pathways of these networks describe thinking patterns. But that is only half the story,...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Issue 4 Volume 8

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 4 Issue 8 (August 2016) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol4Issue8 Content I believe that some of the people most motivated in the search for new things, or new ways of combining old things, are those with a deeply personal...

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Childhood Trauma Conference 2016 Part 1

Report on the Childhood Trauma Conference 2016 (Part 1) Members Download TNPTVol4Issue7pp28-37 The second Childhood Trauma Conference took place in Melbourne in early June, 2016. The impressive array of speakers included Dan Hughes, Jonathan Baylin, Allan Schore, Pat...

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Rhythms, Sleep, and Dreams

Members Download TNPTVol4Issue7pp18-27 Many (perhaps most) animals have daily periods of inactivity and reduced alertness. For us humans and other vertebrate animals, there are distinctive physiological properties of brain activity that characterize this period of...

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Facial Expressions: How Brains Process Emotion

Have you ever thought someone was angry at you, but it turned out you were just misreading their facial expression? Caltech researchers have now discovered that one specific region of the brain, called the amygdala, is involved in making these (sometimes inaccurate)...

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Could Parkinson’s Disease Start in the Gut?

Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve, according to a study published in the April 26, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The vagus nerve extends from the brainstem...

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New Developments in Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. The disease primarily results from selective degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta part of the brain....

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Stress can increase empathy

Acute psychosocial stress leads to increased empathy and prosocial behavior. An international team of researchers led by Claus Lamm from the University of Vienna investigated the effects of stress on neural mechanisms and tested the relationship between empathy and...

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Jaak Panksepp dies at 73

We are saddened to learn that neuroscientist, psychobiologist, and author Jaak Panksepp has died from cancer on April 18 at his home in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was 73. His groundbreaking research in neuroscience has been pivotal in the field of affective neuroscience,...

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Could genetics influence what we like to eat?

Have you ever wondered why you keep eating certain foods, even if you know they are not good for you? Gene variants that affect the way our brain works may be the reason, according to a new study. The new research could lead to new strategies to empower people to...

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Environmental ‘memories’ passed on for 14 generations

Led by Dr Ben Lehner, group leader at the EMBL-CRG Systems Biology Unit,  ICREA and AXA Professor, together with Dr Tanya Vavouri CRG Alumna and currently group leader at the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute and the Institute for Health Science Research...

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Want to stay mentally healthy in older age?

Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new research. The large-scale...

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Self Reflected

Greg Dunn and his art has been featured in our magazine in the past. He does amazing etchings of the brain and various neural architectures.  If you would like to check out his work you can find him at http://www.gregadunn.com/ These prints and original microetchings...

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Dan Siegel

Download Article TNPTVol5Issue4pp50-51 Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an...

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Helping Children Succeed

A big part of what we love doing here at The Neuropsychotherapist is giving our members and readers insight into what other people in various related fields are doing to make a difference on a grand scale. Paul Tough, who writes and speaks extensively about education,...

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Benefits of Early Epilepsy Surgery

Benefits of Early Epilepsy Surgery by Dr. Anna Edelvik There are important, long-term gains from hastening the processes around surgical interventions against epilepsy – before the disease has had too much negative impact on brain functions and patients’ lives. These...

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Child’s best friend?

Child’s Best Friend? by Matt Cassels The idea that a dog is man’s best friend is so widely accepted in western societies that it has rarely been systematically investigated by researchers. Nevertheless, while it might seem clear that pets are sometimes a...

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Nutrition and Mental Health

by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD & Julia Rucklidge, PhD As research psychologists (and Julia is also a clinical psychologist) who have spent years studying nutrition in relation to mental health, behaviour, and brain development, we know how beneficial nutrition can be for...

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Tired & Heading to Burnout?

Tired and heading to burnout? Neuroscience offers some help. Kirke Olson Members Download Article: TNPTVol5Issue3pp46-49 [Content protected for subscribers only] Not A Subscriber? If you are a subscriber and do not see the download button you may not be logged in...

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Ann Diamond Weinstein

  Download Article: TNPTVol5Issue3pp50-53 Ann Diamond Weinstein, PhD, holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology. In her consultation practice she provides education and coaching to health and mental health practitioners,...

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The Neuropsychotherapy of Crisis Counseling

The Neuropsychotherapy of Crisis Counseling By Mike Caverly Facilitating control is one of the primary treatment objectives of many therapeutic approaches. Using mindfulness-based stress reduction to help manage anxiety during a crisis is one way to achieve this end....

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The Thalamus

The Thalamus The Thalamus in 60 seconds from The Neuropsychotherapist on Vimeo. The thalamus (from the Greek word meaning “chamber”) is centrally located between the cerebral cortex and the midbrain and is known for its role in relaying sensory and motor signals to...

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Prefrontal Cortex

Prefrontal Cortex Definition The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is the cerebral cortex which covers the front part of the frontal lobe. This brain region has been implicated in planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making, and moderating...

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The Fear of New Technology

Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1pp30-35 In 16th-century Europe, a strange new psychiatric disorder emerged: people started to believe that they were made of glass. A famous early sufferer of the “glass delusion” was King Charles VI of France who, following a series of...

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Simon d’Orsogna

Free Download PDF:  TNPTvol5issue1pp52-55 Simon d’Orsogna is a psychotherapist and process consultant based in Melbourne, Australia, working with individuals and organisational clients. As an associate instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute he facilitates...

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Allergies Driving Anxiety

Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1pp14-17 Nearly 30% of people suffer from anxiety at some time in their lives (Santana & Fontenelle, 2011); equally, almost 30% suffer from ongoing allergies (Sansone & Sansone, 2011). So, it seems likely many anxious people will...

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The Limbic System

The Limbic System The limbic system (also known as the paleomammalian brain) is a collection of brain structures located in the middle of the brain. It was first defined by Paul Broca in the nineteenth century as the structures between the cerebral hemisphere and the...

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The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut

The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut Leslie E. Korn Members Download: TNPTVol4issue12pp30-51 There is no doubt that nutrition affects mental health. Poor nutrition leads to and exacerbates mental illness. Optimal nutrition prevents and treats mental illness. Note the word...

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The New Science of Consciousness

The New Science of Consciousness: Exploring the Complexity of Brain, Mind, and Self Members Download: TNPTVol4issue12pp20-29 The New Science of Consciousness offers a novel approach to brain science based on collaborations between neuroscientists and complexity...

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Basic Psychological Needs

Basic Psychological Needs Klaus Grawe (2004, 2007) developed a view of mental functioning from conceptualizations formed in mainstream contemporary psychology, yet with a particular ‘driver’ that may not be altogether ‘mainstream’. That is, “the goals a person forms...

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