Archive for primatology

The Love Wars—Harry Harlow and the All Night Comfort Food Café (part II)

Note: This post contains a lengthy review of the information presented in part I. If you have the information presented in part I firmly in mind, then by all means skip to the New Information heading below. If not then start here and enjoy this review. Welcome to part II of my two-part blog series […]

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Light the Funeral Pyre for Mourning: Hijacking Bowlbian Attachment Theory

As promised in my February 3rd, 2016, blog post, I just finished reading In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Encounters with Addiction (2008) by Canadian MD Gabor Maté. I read Hungry Ghosts because on the surface it appeared to track the information presented in the 2014 edited volume entitled Addictions from an Attachment Perspective—Do Broken […]

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Gorilla Encounter—A Profound Example of the Attachment Behavioral System in the Wild

You see or hear about these examples all the time—elephants, horses, dolphins, gorillas. But this YouTube example below is particularly profound in my opinion. I would suggest that this example points out why John Bowlby was so influenced by ethology (the study of animal behavior) as he developed his theory of attachment. Back in September […]

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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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