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By Hugh Crago

Is character "in the genes"?

Do our child reviews topic, although we can’t be mindful them?

Why do styles repeat in the lives of people and families?

The levels of existence provides  answers to those and different fascinating questions, and  presents a  refreshingly readable creation to human improvement from delivery to loss of life. The booklet synthesises these theories and study findings which are so much necessary in explaining the paradoxes and complexities of human character and human problems.

The e-book offers a thought-provoking dialogue of a number of very important issues, including:

  • how character evolves based on either genetic and social influences
  • how participants range and what this implies for them
  • how a few difficulties are inclined to boost at specific phases of the existence direction, from early adolescence via to midlife and previous age.

Throughout the ebook, Hugh Crago relates either ‘nature’ and ‘nurture’ to the demanding situations members needs to face from early formative years via to outdated age. He attracts realization to often-ignored scientific findings approximately ‘cross generational repetition’ in households, and exhibits how fresh advancements in epigenetics may provide a proof for such mysterious phenomena.

Written with no jargon, and entire of latest and provocative rules, the ebook could be of serious curiosity to scholars of counselling and psychotherapy, and it's also has a lot to supply the final reader. With its enticing examples from historical past, literature and the author’s personal existence, readers will locate that The levels of Life illuminates puzzles of their personal lives and opens a street to self-acceptance.

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So it is not that life in the womb is really as changeless as we imagine it to have been; rather, what seems to happen is that, having been forced out of the womb into something very different, we idealise our first world, now forgotten, into a Paradise, a Fairy Realm, a Neverland, and magnify the dangers and difficulties of our new life by comparison. Human beings tend to remember most vividly whatever happens right at the beginning of any new experience, something that psychologists call the ‘primacy effect’: why would birth be an exception?

Title: The stages of life: personalities and patterns in human emotional development / Hugh Crago. Description: Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2016. | Includes index. ) Subjects: LCSH: Developmental psychology. | Personality. | Emotions. | Life cycle, Human—Psychological aspects. gov/2015050386 ISBN: 978-1-138-92386-7 (hbk) ISBN: 978-1-138-92389-8 (pbk) ISBN: 978-1-315-68470-3 (ebk) Typeset in Bembo by Keystroke, Station Road, Codsall, Wolverhampton Contents Preface 1 The end and the beginning 2 'Not in utter nakedness': temperament and attachment 3 'Heaven lies about us in our infancy': the pre-school years 4 Widening horizons: pre-school to high school 5 Discovering self and sex: adolescence 6 'The tide is high': young adulthood 7 'The maker and the made': committed relationship and parenthood 8 'The middle of the journey of our lives' 9 Legacies: midlife to late adulthood 10 'The clouds that gather round the setting sun' Further reading Index Preface The Stages of Life is a substantial revision and updating of my 1999 book, A Circle Unbroken.

Though devoid of genetic awareness, such pronouncements had the same effect as modern genetic determinism, in that they claimed that however hard parents and teachers tried, they were powerless against something inherent in the child’s nature, something that might well be divinely decreed. When I was a young man, I energetically argued the environmental case, and hated the idea that my genetic heritage might have anything much to do with my limits or potentials as a person (though I admitted that it had dictated my height, my prominent ears and, to a lesser degree, my intelligence and creativity).

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