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What Is Attachment Theory?

What Is Attachment Theory?

Introduction to attachment theory in developmental psychology, including Bowlby and Ainsworth’s contributions, evaluation and criticisms of attachment theory. Attachment theory is a concept in developmental psychology that concerns the importance of “attachment” in regards to personal development. Specifically, it makes the claim that the ability for an individual to form an emotional and physical “attachment” to another person gives a sense of stability and security necessary to take risks, branch out, and grow and develop as a personality. Naturally, attachment…

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9 Habits That Can Keep You From Achieving Your Dreams

9 Habits That Can Keep You From Achieving Your Dreams

As a psychotherapist, I get the honor of helping people tackle their goals. Some clients are really inspired to change their lives and just want a little direction getting there. Others feel a bit more hopeless and discouraged about creating positive change. Either way, my job is to help them take the steps they need to make their lives better. Over the years, I’ve learned that no matter what kind of goal someone is trying to reach—health, financial, parenting, relationship,…

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Why High School Stays With us Forever

Why High School Stays With us Forever

We believe in the free flow of information. We use a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence, so you can republish our articles for free, online or in print. For better or worse, many of us never forget high school: the unrequited romantic crushes, chronic embarrassment, desperate struggles for popularity, sexual awakening, parental pressure and, above all else, competition – social, athletic, academic. There’s even an entire genre of entertainment that revolves around high school. “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Mean Girls,” “Heathers,”…

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The 3 Most Common Causes of Insecurity and How to Beat Them

The 3 Most Common Causes of Insecurity and How to Beat Them

15 tools to help you bounce back when you’re feeling down about yourself. Posted Dec 06, 2015   Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.     The Mindful Self-Express Do you find yourself feeling filled with self-doubt and short on confidence? Despite your accomplishments, do you feel like a fraud destined to be exposed? Do you feel that you don’t deserve lasting love and that partners will inevitably leave you? Do you stay at home, afraid to venture out and meet new people…

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How You See the World Is How the World Sees You

How You See the World Is How the World Sees You

by Vishnus Virtues Growing up, I believed the world I lived in was a struggle. And you know, I was right. It was. At home, I repeatedly heard things like, “money doesn’t grow on trees,” and “we can’t afford that.” I began to notice that things that I wanted cost too much and were out of reach. While working in our small family business growing up, I heard my parents say regularly that business was a struggle and it was…

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15 Things You Should Stop Putting Yourself Through

15 Things You Should Stop Putting Yourself Through

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” ~ Thomas Jefferson A lot of people put themselves through unnecessary pain because of the many unhealthy thoughts, beliefs and behaviors they have. They are so unconscious of their unconsciousness that they blame outside forces for how unhappy they are… They want the world to stop hurting them, when in fact they themselves are…

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6 Things You Must Release In Order to Move Forward

6 Things You Must Release In Order to Move Forward

One aspect of being a productive, happy person is growth – both personal and professional. We strive to create new opportunities for a few different reasons: ambition, money, influence, career growth, new challenges, and etcetera. It’s natural to seek opportunities and circumstances that challenge us and force us to be our best. While most of us know the things that we need to do in order to be successful – hard work, long hours, more responsibility – less attention is…

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How to Keep Negative Thoughts from Sabotaging Your Life

How to Keep Negative Thoughts from Sabotaging Your Life

“The Buddhists have a great term for these (thought) excesses. They refer to them as the condition of “monkey mind.” A person in the throes of money mind suffers from a consciousness whose constituent parts will not stop bouncing from skull-side to skull-side, which keep flipping and jumping and flinging feces at the walls and swinging from loose neurons like howlers from vines…” – Daniel Smith, author of ‘Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety’ To feel as if you are…

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