Attachment theory tells us that we are made to be connected to others. However, a lot of the initial research involved mothers and children. Does it apply to adults as well? In our latest podcast, Rebecca and I talk about this with Dr. Phil Shaver, considered by many to be “the father of adult attachment theory.”
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(Please note: The audio is transcribed “as is,” spoken grammar glitches and all.)
G: Today we are talking with relationship expert Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen and special guest, researcher Dr. Phil Shaver.
G: Hi Becca!
R: Hey there Greg, so nice to talk to you today.
G: In the next few podcasts we’ll be presenting our interview with Dr. Shaver about adult attachment and I’m finding that the concept is quite new to people – at least the adult part. People are often perplexed that it even applies to adults because so much of the original research is about the mother-child bond. Can you talk about those roots? Continue reading