Archive for ethology

“Evolutionary Cultural Ecology” (ECE)—Let’s Look at Its Connection to Bowlbian Attachment Theory

Occasionally I’ll write a post that mainly serves my research needs: To summarize and record information concerning a particular topic. This is one such post. In my last post I looked at the edited volume entitled Traditions of Systems Theory—Major Figures and Contemporary Developments, edited by Darrell Arnold (2014). Chapter fourteen in Traditions of Systems […]

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Reaction to Gabor Maté’s “In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts”

Author’s Note: I completed the final draft of this post before I wrote my 03.17.16 post wherein I recognized the “elephant in the room”: the demise of mourning practices both individual and collective. As a result, I repeat information here that also appears in my earlier post. I left the repeated information here so that […]

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The Risk of Risk: LeDoux on How the Scene Implies Danger

In my last post I mentioned that Bowlby pulls from ethology when he tells us that humans and many higher order animals have certain innate fears: darkness sudden large changes of stimulus level including: loud noises sudden movement strange people (or strange animals) strange things “The explanation of why individuals should so regularly respond to […]

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Summarizing Neurologist Elkhonon Goldberg’s Book Entitled “The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World” (Part I)

In my post of November 21st, 2011, I mentioned that I would be summarizing a fascinating book by the neurologist Elkhonon Goldberg entitled The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World. Well, this post contains my promised summary. This summary will take the form of a series of bullet points contained within multiple […]

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The “Bowlby Less Traveled” Journey Comes to an End

On September 20th, 2011, the FHL Foundation held its annual meeting for the 2011–2012 fiscal year (which ends July 31st of each year). After careful deliberation and consideration, the board and staff decided to de-emphasize its focus on Bowlbian attachment theory as a theory of social change. The reasons for this decision are complex and […]

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