Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self
A summary of a 600-page book in one sentence (laughing emoji)
In a Facebook comment someone asked me to summarize a 600-page cornerstone of neurobiology in one paragraph, particularly how affect regulation connects to the emergence of the self.
But I thought I’d just do it in a sentence.
This is what I wrote to summarize Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self: The Neurobiology of Emotional Development (by Allan Schore):
“The socioaffective relationships of primary caregivers offer their "organized and self-regulated" minds/brains through attuned care so that the child can developmentally scaffold up—through co-regulating interactive exchanges—the ability to regulated their own affective states, eventually allowing for an affective-cognitively coherent ‘self’ or ‘me’ to emerge from the co-regulating ‘we’.”
So, is that just gibberish?
Or does it kinda make sense?
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