PART I: ATTACHMENT GONE WRONG.
1. A case of violence.
2. The myth of original sin and the death instinct.
3. Aggression and violence.
4. From attunement to attachment and the trauma of loss.
5. The psychobiological roots of violence.
6. Secure and insecure attachments in the formation of the self.
7. Self and other.
8. In defence of the self.
PART II: THE PSYCHOBIOLOGY OF TRAUMA.
9. The unspeakable: child sexual abuse.
10. Psychological trauma and attachment.
11. From psychological trauma to violence and psychiatric illness.
PART III: THE PREVALENCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA.
12. Cultures and violence.
13. The dehumanisation of the ‘other’.
14. The traumatic origins of legitimate violence.
15. Love and hate.
Epilogue: And what about terrorism?