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Psychoanalysis/BowlbyVsPsychoanalysis/Bowlby/Shaver/Mikulincer: In discussing individual differences in the functioning of behavioural systems, Bowlby (1973)(1) rejected psychoanalytic and object relations approaches that placed exclusive emphasis on a person’s fantasies, internal conflicts and defences and downplayed a person’s actual experiences with relationship partners. Although Bowlby (1980)(2) agreed that behavioural-system functioning is a reflection of intrapsychic processes related to a person’s wishes, fears and defences, it is still sensitive to the relational context in general and to a relationship partner’s particular responses on a specific occasion.
1. Bowlby, J. 1973. Attachment and loss, vol. II, Separation: anxiety and anger. New York: Basic Books
2. Bowlby, J. 1980. Attachment and loss, vol. III, Sadness and depression. New York: Basic Books
Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer, “Attachment theory: I. Motivational, individual-differences and structural aspects”, in: Corr, Ph. J. & Matthews, G. (eds.) 2009. The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Philip J. Corr
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009
Philip J. Corr (Ed.)
Personality and Individual Differences - Revisiting the classical studies Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne 2018