We rely on science to tell us everything from toeat to when and how long to exercice, but what abour relationships?Is there a scientific for why some seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle? According to psychiatrists and neuroscientists Dr.Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, the answer is a resounding "yes".
In ATTACHED, Levine and Heller reveal how understanding of adult attachement-the most advanced relationship science in existence todat- can help us find and sustain love. Pioneered by psychologist John Bowby in the 1950s, the field of attachement posits that each of us behave in relationship in one of three distinct ways:
* Anxious: people often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partners ability to love them back.
* Avoidant: people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.
* Secure: people feel confortable with intimacy and usually warm loving.
Levine and Heller guide readers in determining what attachement style and their mate ( or potential mate) follow, offering a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections with the people they love.
Dr Amir Levine is an adult , child, adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist. he graduated from the residency program at New York -Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, where is currently a principal investigator on a reaserch project sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Dr,Levine has a private practice in New York city, where he live.
Rachel S.F.Helelr, M.T., holds a master degree in a social- organizational psychology from Columbia university. She has worked as a corporated consultant for several management consulting firms. she lives with her husband and three children in San Francisco Bay area.