Allan Schore

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Allan Schore
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Allan Schore at Schizofrenidagene in Stavanger 2013
BornFebruary 20, 1943
Alma materUniversity of Pittsburgh
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Allan N. Schore (/ʃɔːr/; born February 20, 1943) is an American psychologist and researcher in the field of neuropsychology. His has worked on affective neuroscience, neuropsychiatry, trauma theory, developmental psychology, attachment theory, pediatrics, infant mental health, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and behavioral biology.[1]

Schore works at 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 Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self as well as Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self and Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self, and numerous articles and chapters. Schore is Editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, and on the editorial staff of several journals[citation needed].

He has worked on effects of early trauma including in animals, and using brain development using neuroimaging to study the effects of attachment. He also works on borderline personality disorder. He works as a psychotherapist. He leads Study Groups in Developmental Affective Neuroscience & Clinical Practice in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Portland, Seattle, Boulder, Austin and Albuquerque[citation needed], and was 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 20,000 times in scientific literature.[2]


  • 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)


  1. ^ "Interview with Allan Schore". Psykolosjen (Norway). Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Allan Schore". Google Scholar. Retrieved 20 April 2017.

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