Archive for Sigmund Freud – Page 2

Bowlby’s book “The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds”—A Multi-part Review

I admit, I have not read all of John Bowlby’s many books and articles. At the end of Suzan van Dijken’s 1998 book entitled John Bowlby: His Early Life, there’s a listing of Bowlby’s works: (153) books and articles by himself, (26) with others, and (23) unpublished works. I find it hard to make a […]

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What’s So Social About Machine Media? (1 of 2)

In the beginning there was “grunt media”—communication centered on a series of modulated grunts, groans, yelps, yells, screeches, coos, etc. Next came oral media—communication centered on a group of people sitting around telling stories. The history of communication media continues thus—media centered on communicating via… …clay tablets and a system of glyphs (typically about food […]

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Bowlby Phobia—UPDATE

In this post I’d like to briefly update my post of August 30th, 2011, entitled Bowlby Phobia. After completing my Bowlby Phobia post, I began rereading the various appendices at the end of volume II of Bowlby’s trilogy on attachment theory. In appendix I of volume II, Bowlby reviews “six main approaches to the problem […]

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Does Chronic Internet Use Mimic Insecure Attachment? Bowlby’s Theory Gives Us a Possible Answer (Part I)

By now most of us have seen the headlines: Is the “Me Generation” less empathetic? Study links Facebook to narcissism Kids who use Facebook do worse in school Maybe we have read books like: David Anderegg’s 2007 book Nerds—Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them (New York: Penguin). Richard Florida’s 2002 book The […]

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Placing “Couples and Affairs” Into an Attachment Theory Framework (Part 1)

Sorry it has taken me so long to report on this workshop but I’m hoping “better late than never.” This workshop took place on January 13th, 2011, here in Albuquerque and was entitled Couples and Affairs: Managing the Clinical Challenges. The workshop was put on by Michael Ceo. I signed up for this workshop because […]

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