Tag Archives: Ainsworth

Post Of The Week – Sunday 30th July 2017

1) To The Bone This article acts as a commentary on “To The Bone”, a film about anorexia nervosa which is now available on Netflix. The article challenges the idea that watching the film could be harmful or triggering for people at risk of developing anorexia. To claim this, the article claims, is to misrepresent the […]

Post Of The Week – Tuesday 27th December 2016

1) The Predictive Power Of Attachment Is Overrated That is the claim of this article. At a time when attachment is being promoted as a way of understanding later difficulties, the article questions what we know about the influence of attachment. The article makes some important points. People tend to confuse insecure attachment with no […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 15th October 2016

1) World Mental Health Day In the Year 2 course this week, we found ourselves talking about stigma in the context of World Mental Health Day. We were thinking about the relationship between stigma and free will. People think that mental illness is the consequence of choice in some sense and therefore blame people with […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 19th June 2014

1) Evolutionary Explanations Of Fighting Behaviour In our A2 course, we look at two lots of evolutionary explanation in some detail. In Eating Behaviour, we consider evolutionary explanations of food preference. We consider specifically the idea that we have evolved to be an intelligent species which eats cooked meat. The discovery of how to cook […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 27th March 2014

1) Young People And Mental Health A couple of conversations I have had with people this week have brought the issue of young people and mental health to the fore. In the AS course, we have been looking at abnormality. Laura pointed out that if conditions like anorexia are so dangerous to significant numbers of […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 13th March, 2014

1) Smoking, Depression And Anxiety And Stress When we study depression, we look at the idea of co-morbidity. People who suffer from depression tend to suffer from something else as well. This is interesting from the point of view of diagnosis because the doctor has to decide whether it is the depression or the other […]

The Influence Of Childhood On Adult Relationships – Why This Is Interesting

By the time you read this in your lesson, you will know how Bowlby’s and Ainsworth’s theories have been used to show how childhood experience influences adult relationships. You will also know some evidence about Ainsworth’s attachment types and adult relationships. You will know about how this evidence has been criticised and how different methods […]

Attachments And Family Therapy

“A further strength of Ainsworth’s classification of attachment types is that it has been applied to the development of family therapy and systemic therapy.” Since Ainsworth defined different types of attachment forty years ago, researchers have been working to refine her findings and to use them to help people deal with difficulties in their lives. […]