Becoming Attached

Becoming Attached : First Relationships

By (author) Robert Karen

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In "Becoming Attached," Robert Karen offers fresh insight into some of the most fundamental issues of emotional life. He explores such questions as: What do children need to feel that the world is a positive place and that they have value? What are the risks of day care for children under one year of age, and what can parents do to manage those risks? What experiences in infancy will enable a person to develop healthy relationships as an adult?

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 680.39g
  • 23 Apr 1998
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195115015
  • 9780195115017
  • 8,048

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Robert Karen is a clinical psychologist in private practice and an award-winning author. In addition to two previous books, he has written articles for The Atlantic, New York magazine, Mirabella, The Nation, and The Yale Review. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the Derner Institute of Advance Psychological Studies, Adelphi University.

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"Robert Karen has a rare capacity for presenting complex psychological ideas in language that is accessible to nonspecialists....Karen's book makes fascinating reading and constitutes a considerable achievement."--Contemporary Psychology "Robert Karen...is one of our smartest and most accessible guides to the arcane world of psychoanalytic theory and research."--Elle

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