Archive for Elkhonon Goldberg

A Question of Attachment: Book Chapter Ideas (part II)

In my last post I introduced a few book chapter ideas for my proposed book A Question of Attachment—Bowlby Less Traveled: The Book. In this post I’d like to introduce a few more chapter ideas. But first, I’d like to mention an interesting comment that came in concerning my last post. For review, here’s the […]

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Of Marshmallows, Brain Plasticity and Attachment (part IV)

Have you ever had this experience? You’re about to attempt an activity for the first time, say, snowboarding. You’ve taken a few lessons but now you’re on your own. There’s a bit of danger and a bit of risk. You ask yourself, “Will I fall getting onto the lift? Getting off the lift? Going down […]

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COMMENT: Lets Think Critically About Critical Thinking

Common Core keeps popping up on my radar screen these days. As I understand it, Common Core is an attempt by educators to standardize teaching curriculums across the US with the central goal of raising the US’s reported dismal world standing in science and math. As an example, this article Are We Misinterpreting the […]

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Insecure Attachment & Obesity, Pre-K & Entitlement, and Classrooms & Digital Tech—Imprisoning Minds In the Object World (part I)

Psychology undergraduate students just starting out often hear about neuroscientist Paul MacLean’s model known as the triune brain. Using evolution as a backdrop, MacLean’s model attempts to explain how the human brain developed. Although MacLean started sketching out his model in the 1960s, he worked in ernest to popularize his model with the 1990 release […]

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There Are No “Ducks” In VirtualLand … Only “Cats In Shopping Carts”

A couple of weeks ago I was waiting in an examination room along with my good friend Barb. My beloved yellow lab, Amber, was not doing well following a rather nasty seizure. She was 14 plus years old, so the prognosis was not good. My veterinarian, Dr. M, came in and began examining Amber. Amber […]

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