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Disruption of affectional bonds and its effects on behavior

Disruption of affectional bonds and its effects on behavior ~I~II~I~I~II~II~I~I~II~IIIIIIII~IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII~I Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy Voh 2, No. 2, pp. 75-86 Winter 1970 Disruption of Affectional Bonds and Its Effects on Behavior* Jom BowrmY, M.D. AMILY DOCTORS, priests and perceptive laymen have long been aware that there are few blows to the human spirit so great as the loss of some- one near and dear. Traditional wisdom knows that we can be crushed by grief and die of a broken heart, and also that a jilted lover is apt to do things that are foolish or dangerous to himself and others. It knows, too, that neither love nor grief are felt for just any other human being but for one, or a few, particular and individual human beings. The core of what I am terming an affeetional bond is the attraction that one individual has for another individual. Until recent decades science has had little to say about these matters. Experimental scientists in the physiological or Hullian learning theory tradi- tions of psychology have never shown interest in affeetional bonds, and have sometimes talked and acted as though they do not exist. Psychoanalysts, by contrast, have long recognized the immense importance of affeetional bonds in the lives and problems http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy Springer Journals

Disruption of affectional bonds and its effects on behavior

Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy , Volume 2 (2) – Aug 5, 2005

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Springer Journals
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Medicine & Public Health; Public Health; Psychiatry; Clinical Psychology; Personality and Social Psychology
ISSN
0022-0116
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1573-3564
DOI
10.1007/BF02118173
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Abstract

~I~II~I~I~II~II~I~I~II~IIIIIIII~IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII~I Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy Voh 2, No. 2, pp. 75-86 Winter 1970 Disruption of Affectional Bonds and Its Effects on Behavior* Jom BowrmY, M.D. AMILY DOCTORS, priests and perceptive laymen have long been aware that there are few blows to the human spirit so great as the loss of some- one near and dear. Traditional wisdom knows that we can be crushed by grief and die of a broken heart, and also that a jilted lover is apt to do things that are foolish or dangerous to himself and others. It knows, too, that neither love nor grief are felt for just any other human being but for one, or a few, particular and individual human beings. The core of what I am terming an affeetional bond is the attraction that one individual has for another individual. Until recent decades science has had little to say about these matters. Experimental scientists in the physiological or Hullian learning theory tradi- tions of psychology have never shown interest in affeetional bonds, and have sometimes talked and acted as though they do not exist. Psychoanalysts, by contrast, have long recognized the immense importance of affeetional bonds in the lives and problems

Journal

Journal of Contemporary PsychotherapySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 5, 2005

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