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Rise of Consciousness and the Development of Emotional Life

Michael Lewis

Published October 16th 2013
ISBN : 9781462512614
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352 pages
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Synthesizing decades of influential research and theory, Michael Lewis demonstrates the centrality of consciousness for emotional development. At first, infants competencies constitute innate reactions to particular physical events in the childsMoreSynthesizing decades of influential research and theory, Michael Lewis demonstrates the centrality of consciousness for emotional development. At first, infants competencies constitute innate reactions to particular physical events in the childs world. These action patterns are not learned, but are readily influenced by temperament and social interactions. With the rise of consciousness, these early competencies become reflected feelings, giving rise to the self-conscious emotions of empathy, envy, and embarrassment, and, later, shame, guilt, and pride. Focusing on typically developing children, Lewis also explores problems of atypical emotional development.