Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Logic of the Mind

The human mind is a sophisticated organ whose function is to make associations, look for patterns, create generalizations, predict the future, and take steps to maximize individual well-being over time. In other words, as the stomach secretes acids and creates … Continue reading

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Uncertainty

One of the core problems of the human condition is the absolute uncertainty of everyday life. The paradox of our type of consciousness is that we know that we cannot control the future but we also know that there is … Continue reading

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Affect Regulation

Allan Schore has written two very dense, but very helpful books integrating the recent research in neurobiology with our understanding of the effects of psychotherapy (Click here to see Schore’s books). He describes studies of early childhood (birth to age … Continue reading

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Adult Attachment Styles

Early attachment studies by Bowlby and Ainsworth described the attachment behaviors of children around one year of age as “secure,” meaning the child experienced the caregiver as a safe haven, a secure base, and a source of soothing in the … Continue reading

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