Week 12. Quality Relationships: Attachment Copy

Attachment theory has been developed in the 1950s by the influential British psychologist and psychiatrist John Bowlby who observed the lifelong impact of the earliest bonds formed in life, between children and parents, or primary caregivers. More recently, clinical psychiatric Amir Levine has applied it to adult romantic relationships. 

Anxiously attached people tend to be overly preoccupied with their partners and whether they love them back, while avoidants equate intimacy with a loss of independence and deploy distancing strategies. 

  1. Can you recognize yourself in one or the other? 
  2. What is the role of the ego in the two attachment styles?

Please send us your conclusions!

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