Archive for Bessel van der Kolk

Bulleting “The Organized Mind”—I Must Have Been Dreaming

For the last several posts I’ve been pulling bullet points from Daniel Levitin’s 2014 book entitled The Organized Mind—Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. I thought my last post Nuts & Bolts would be my final installment. But an astute reader asked me why I did not pull a bullet point centered on […]

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Reaction to “Origins of Attachment” (part II)

Welcome to part II of my reaction to the 2014 book Origins of Attachment co-written by Beatrice Beebe and Frank Lachmann. OK, allow me to get one of my pet peeves out of the way at the onset (as promised in part I). And this is not a reaction just to the Origins book (for […]

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Affectional Bonds—Bowlby: Found in Translation

This is part V of my multi-part review of John Bowlby’s 1979 book The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds. This will be the last installment in this series. Here’s a brief recap of the central topics covered thus far: Sir Richard Bowlby’s introduction, which was added in 2005 Feminist criticism of attachment theory and […]

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COMMENT: Mystery of How Social Isolation Messes with Brain Solved | LiveScience

Mystery of How Social Isolation Messes with Brain Solved | LiveScience. by Stephanie Pappas – LiveScience Senior Writer – September 13, 2012 Just a few comments and observations on the above LiveScience article by Stephanie Pappas. I found this article interesting because in many ways it describes research that is, in effect, replicating the controversial […]

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Bowlby Phobia

In my post of August 25th, 2011, I announced a series of posts focused on Nicholas Carr’s 2010 book The Shallows—What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. In my opinion Carr actually “clean rooms” Bowlby’s theory. The series I announced is designed to take Carr’s clean room observations and frame them using Bowlbian attachment […]

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