What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology Series, Therapy

What Is… Containment in Therapy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is containment. Containment was first proposed by British psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion to describe a pattern of communicating mental experiences. Another researcher later suggested that Bion's theory was influenced by his own traumatic experience fighting in World War I. Early… Continue reading What Is… Containment in Therapy

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology Series

What Is… Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is not so much a single term as a group of terms that fall within the umbrella of Freud's psychoanalytic theory. Love him or hate him, Sigmund Freud was quite remarkable in terms of his impact on the… Continue reading What Is… Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology Series

What Is… Attachment Theory

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term is attachment theory. Psychologists John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth originally developed attachment theory, which links emotional bonds in social relationships, human development, and evolutionary influences. Attachment in early life Infants automatically seek attachment to familiar caregivers, and display attachment… Continue reading What Is… Attachment Theory