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Allan Schore

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Nationality  American
Fields  Neuropsychology
Role  Researcher
Name  Allan Schore

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Institutions  University of California, Los Angeles
Alma mater  University of Pittsburgh
Books  Affect Regulation and the O, The Science of the Art of, Affect Regulation and the R, Affect Dysregulation and Disor

Education  University of Pittsburgh

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Allan N. Schore (; born February 20, 1943) is an American psychologist and researcher in the field of neuropsychology. His contributions have influenced the fields of affective neuroscience, neuropsychiatry, trauma theory, developmental psychology, attachment theory, pediatrics, infant mental health, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and behavioral biology.


Schore is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. He is author of the seminal volume Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self, now in its 11th printing, and two recent books Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self and Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self, as well as numerous articles and chapters. Schore is Editor of the acclaimed Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, and a reviewer or on the editorial staff of 27 journals.

Schore's activities as a clinician-scientist span from his theoretical work on the enduring effect of early trauma on brain development, to neuroimaging research on the neurobiology of attachment and studies of borderline personality disorder, to his biological studies of relational trauma in wild elephants, and to his practice of psychotherapy over the last 4 decades. He leads Study Groups in Developmental Affective Neuroscience & Clinical Practice in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Portland, Seattle, Boulder, Austin and Albuquerque; lectures internationally; and is a member of the Commission on Children at Risk for the Report on Children and Civil Society, "Hardwired to Connect".

According to Google Scholar, Schore has been cited over 17,000 times in scientific literature.

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  • Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self (originally published 1994) ISBN 0-8058-3459-1
  • Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self (WW Norton & Company, 2003).
  • Affect Regulation and Repair of the Self (WW Norton & Company, 2003).
  • The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy (WW Norton & Co., 2012). ISBN 978-0393706642
  • Modern Attachment Theory: The Central Role of Affect Regulation in Development and Treatment (Clinical Social Work Journal, 2008; 36: 9-20). DOI 10.1007/s10615-007-0111-7
  • Dysregulation of the right brain: a fundamental mechanism of traumatic attachment and the psychopathogenesis of posttraumatic stress disorder (Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2002; 36:9–30)
  • Advances in Neuropsychoanalysis, Attachment Theory, and Trauma Research: Implications for Self Psychology (Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 2002; 22(3):433-484)
  • References

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