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The origins of Attachment Theory

Based on the work of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, attachment theory has its origins in the 1930’s. Attachment theory combined Bowlby’s interest in the link between maternal deprivation and personality development with Ainsworth’s interest in security theory. Their collaboration began in…

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How Nazi propaganda influenced a nation, by Karthik Narayanaswami

In his behavioural study written while at Harvard University, Karthik Narayanaswami explains how various forms of cognitive bias were used throughout the Nazi propaganda poster campaign to help perpetuate racism and hatred across Germany. It was only through this manipulation of the…

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Introducing Compassion-focused Therapy, by Professor Paul Gilbert

In his paper, Professor Paul Gilbert sets out to explain the fundamental principles of his science-based model, Compassion-focused Therapy, now being used by many therapists in the treatment of shame, high levels of self-criticism and low self-worth. He explains the basis of his theory, often…

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The Value of Vindictiveness, by Karen Horney

Written in 1948, Karen Horney’s paper on vindictiveness takes a psychoanalytic perspective on the need for revenge. She considers the aims of vindictive behaviour and outlines three forms of vindictiveness which she describes as openly aggressive vindictiveness, self-effacing…

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Healthy Maternal Ambivalence, by Joan Raphael-Leff

From Studies in the Maternal 2 (2010) Joan Raphael-Leff’s writing provides a unique perspective on maternal subjectivity, a topic she feels has been long-neglected in psychoanalysis. Raphael-Leff challenges the idealisation of the early mother-baby bond that excludes negative maternal…

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