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Adult doll play may predict parenting styles

Sometimes it’s near impossible to predict what kind of parent someone will be before the child is born, but one study suggests parenting style can be predicted by having the potential parents play with dolls. According to a recent TIME article,  “researchers at the Ohio State University videotaped almost 200 dual-earner couples playing with a […]

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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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