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Online gaming a retreat for the insecurely attached

Attachment style may be a factor in how many choose and interact with online gaming, according to a Huffington Post article. Psychologists John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth discovered in the 1960s and 1970s that children who displayed anxiety had insecure attachment growing up and that could complicate their interactions with the outside world.  These anxious […]

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Attachment style can affect a teen’s social life

Attachment style can have an impact on how teenagers process social-emotional information in interactions with those outside their family structure, says one social neuroscientist. Pascal Vrticka’s article in the Huffington Post talks about how often teens separate from their families as they get older. “This social-adaptation process requires adolescents not only to integrate new and […]

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Spanking doesn’t work in long run

Secure bonding and strong attachment can lead to less of a need to use corporal punishment but research reveals that spanking is not effective in the long-run because it can lead to increased aggression and poor self-control. According to a study from the Columbia University School of Social Work published in the journal Pediatrics, “spanking at age 5, […]

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Parenting style can affect genetics

Bad parenting and insecure bonding not only has an impact on a child’s behavioral development but can lead to actual changes in their genetics as they get older. This comes from two new studies, one from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and one from Tulane University, that suggest  that abuse and maltreatment of children can lead […]

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Evergreen Psychotherapy hosts Japanese mental health workers

This week Evergreen Psychotherapy is proud to host psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers from Japan. They are here to learn about attachment-focused therapy and how to apply it to the Japanese culture.  They are also leaning about their own personal attachment histories as well, and how that influences their practices.Dr. Levy and Mr. Orlans alternate between […]

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