"The Informed Heart" Essay by Master Researcher

"The Informed Heart"
A review of psychologist Bruno Bettelheim's "The Informed Heart".
# 85638 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Psychology (General) , Literature (General) , Holocaust Studies (General)

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In the second half of the twentieth century Bruno Bettelheim came to be known as an expert in the field of child psychology. This paper examines how before his suicide in 1990 he made groundbreaking strides in the treatment and understanding of emotionally disturbed and autistic children. It looks at how in his book, "The Informed Heart", which is part memoir and part analysis, Bettelheim takes a close look at what the psychological aspects of being a holocaust survivor as well as how they factored into the lives of those imprisoned.

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