Acknowledgments Introduction to Classic Edition 1. Introduction and Overview. 2. A Legacy from the Past: The Role of Human Nature. 3. The Mapping of Human Nature. 4. The Psychobiology of some Basic Mechanisms. 5. The Psychobiology of Peripheral Systems. 6. Care Eliciting and Attachment Strategies. 7. Care Eliciting and Theories of Psychopathology. 8. Care Giving and Nurturance. 9. Disorders of Care Giving. 10. Co-Operation. 11. Co-Operation: Some Blocks and Pathologies. 12. Competition: Status, Power and Dominance. 13. Some Psychopathologies of Power and Dominance. 14. Beyond the Power of Reason. 15. Personal Reflections. Appendices.
Paul Gilbert, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and has been actively involved in research and treating people with shame-based and mood disorders for over 30 years. He is a past President of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy and a fellow of the British Psychological Society. He was awarded the OBE for contributions to mental health in 2011.
"Human Nature and Suffering is a landmark work that sets the stage for decades of research and practice of a psychotherapy better suited to the realities of evolved human motivation and emotion. The re-release of this classic is a godsend for this generation of psychologists and the next." - Dennis Tirch PhD, Founder, The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy