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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