Archive for Grand Bowlbian Attachment Environment

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

In my previous post I introduced a few more book chapter ideas for my proposed book A Question of Attachment—Bowlby Less Traveled: The Book. In this final post of the series, I’d like to introduce three more chapter ideas, making eleven in all. Let’s dig in. Of Phantom Limbs & Mice in Mazes—Evidence for Cognitive […]

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“Addictions from an Attachment Perspective”—A Review (part IV)

Welcome back. This is part IV of my multi-part blog series wherein I review the 2014 edited volume entitled Addictions from an Attachment Perspective—Do Broken Bonds and Early Trauma Lead to Addictive Behaviours? We’ll start off looking at Chapter Four—Alcohol Misuse, Attachment Dilemmas, and Triangles of Interaction: A Systemic Approach to Practice—by Arlene Vetere. Let’s […]

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Homosexuality Sheds Light On Grand Bowlbian Attachment Environment (GBAE)

I just read an interesting article that puts forth the following argument: “[T]here’s a continuum between affection and sexuality.” I happen to agree with this argument because I believe that the various behavioral systems—attachment, caregiving(receiving), and sex—interact in a dynamic way forming what I call a Grand Bowlbian Attachment Environment or GBAE. I have talked […]

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Psychology and Philanthropy’s Attack on Darwin and Evolution Theory (part II of II)

I ended part I by simply asking, “What’s going on here?” In part I, I pointed to two major voices—one in philanthropy, the other in counseling psychology—talking about paradigm shifts, building consensus around social problems (which one author calls “consenualizing”), and connecting. In part II, I’d like to take a stab at answering the question, “What’s […]

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Bowlby’s Connection to Cognitive Mapping and Spatial Behavior

In my post of September 9th, 2011, I make the following claim: Theories (and theorists) are held by conceptual frameworks. By way of a review, here are some of the better-known Western conceptual frameworks over time (use the Contact Us link above to request the references I used to compile this list): Traditional-Sapient Revolution (circa […]

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