From Pain to Violence: The Traumatic Roots of Destructiveness, Second Edition

From Pain to Violence: The Traumatic Roots of Destructiveness, Second Edition

Author(s): Felicity de Zulueta

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470019368

Online ISBN: 9780470713167

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713167

About this Book

Violence is all around us; yet, despite its widespread prevalence, we remain unclear about its causes. In this book Felicity de Zulueta - begins by defining "violence" as distinct from "aggression", and then attempts to trace its origins, highlighting the polarization between those who believe mankind to be innately violent and those who see violence as the outcome of man's life experiences. As a result of her investigations, the author suggests that the current high level of violence may well be linked to the effects of childhood and adult trauma which appear to be far more widespread than has hitherto been acknowledged. These findings are relevant to understanding why "normal" people can become violent in certain conditions.

This is a second edition and has been fully updated. A new chapter on terrorism has been added.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Attachment Gone Wrong

  2. Part II: The Psychobiology of Trauma

  3. Part III: The Prevalence of Psychological Trauma

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