Archive for Gary Metcalf

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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“The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain (Second Edition)”—Your Brain on Bad Relationships

If you lived in the US back in the 1980s, you’re probably familiar with this tagline: “This is your brain on drugs … any questions?” This tagline came from a series of TV PSAs (public service ads) sponsored by Partnership for a Drug-Free America. The ad I remember featured a guy who looked like a […]

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Where Da UK Macy Conferences?—A Brief Look at “Traditions of Systems Theory”

I just finished reading the edited volume entitled Traditions of Systems Theory—Major Figures and Contemporary Developments, edited by Darrell Arnold (2014). I’ll call this book Traditions for short. In its seventeen chapters, Traditions talks about system(s) thinking and theory past, present, and future. [1] This book is clearly aimed at scholars as evidenced by its […]

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John Bowlby and the Glass Cage of Automation

I recently finished reading Nicholas Carr’s 2014 book The Glass Cage: Automation and Us. In many ways Glass Cage is a follow up to Carr’s 2010 book The Shallows—What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. As you may recall, the FHL Foundation brought Carr in to speak about The Shallows as a part of […]

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Announcing “Bowlby’s Battle for Round Earth”

My apologies. I wasn’t able to write a post for last week. I do have an excuse though. I’ve decided to take the plunge and write a self publish book. I was working on this new project all last week and lost track of time. Actually, the majority of the book is already written. The […]

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