October 19, 2016

Daniel J. Siegel Lectures At Library Book-Signing

Neuropsychiatrist and author Daniel J. Siegel talks about and signs copies of his latest book, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Sunday, October 30, at 4 p.m. at Princeton Public Library.

In the book, Mr. Siegel uses his characteristic sensitivity and interdisciplinary background to offer a definition of the mind that illuminates the how, what, when, where, and even why of who we are, of what the mind is, and what the mind’s self has the potential to become. The book explores consciousness, subjective experience, and information processing, and uncovers the mind’s self-organizational properties that emerge from both the body and the relationships we have with one another, and with the world around us.

The author is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine.

Mr. Siegel is the author of The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are, which The Canadian Child Psychiatry Review said “may be the harbinger of a fresh archetype for child psychiatry as it enters the next millennium.”

His four parenting books include, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain; The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, (both with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD); and Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (with Mary Hartzell, MEd).

This is the third annual lecture endowed by the family of Dr. Kenneth Gould celebrating significant contributions to the fields of child development and psychology. The library is at 65 Witherspoon Street.

Visit princetonlibrary.org or call (609) 924-9529 for information.