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Schreiber, K. (2020). The Development of the Unconscious Mind, by Allan Schore, W.W. Norton, New York, 2019, 318 pp.. Psychodyn. Psych., 48(2):211-214.

(2020). Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 48(2):211-214

The Development of the Unconscious Mind, by Allan Schore, W.W. Norton, New York, 2019, 318 pp.

Review by:
Klaus Schreiber, M.D.

Picture a mother gazing at her infant cradled in her arms, slightly rocking her, and softly talking to her in “motherese” while both of them appear removed from the world around them in a reverie. This quintessential early attachment experience is at the center of Allan Schore's thesis that the early phase of development of the unconscious mind occurs during infancy as the parenting environment is influencing the developing pattern of neuronal connectivity which underlies implicit nonverbal communication and spontaneous emotional behavior.

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