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Ruth Feldman, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Bar-Ilan University, Director Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab Source: Simms/Mann Institute Uploaded for educational purposes only

The attachment theory argues that a strong emotional and physical bond to one primary caregiver in our first years of life is critical to our development. If our bonding is strong and we are securely attached, then we feel safe to explore the world. If our bond is weak, we feel insecurely attached.

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

Erikson's theory of psychosocial development identifies eight stages in which a healthy individual should pass through from birth to death. At each stages we encounter different needs, ask new questions and meet people who influence our behavior and learning.

You can use the DBT skill DEAR MAN to resolve a conflict or make a request in a respectful and effective way that maintains a relationship. "DEAR MAN" is an acronym, with each letter representing its own skill. As you study and implement these skills, you'll find that having hard conversations becomes easier over time.
The "fight or flight response" is our body's automatic and primitive, inborn response that prepares the body to "fight" or "flee" from perceived attack, harm or threat to our survival. Sometimes, though, we perceive threat or harm when in reality, things are totally fine.
Introversion and extraversion are terms first coined by psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung in Switzerland of the 1920s. According to Jung, an extravert seeks intensive contact with the outside world. An introvert instead turns the psychic energy inwards. Jung believed that no one is 100% extravert or 100% introvert instead we carry both traits.