Intersubjectivity Seen as Separate from Attachment: Different from Traditional Thought
MacReady, Norra, Clinical Psychiatry News
LOS ANGELES -- Intersubjectivity should be considered a major motivational drive that confers important survival advantages such as sex or the need for attachment, Dr. Daniel Stern said at a conference on attachment theory sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco.
He defined intersubjectivity as the "psychic or psychological counterpart of attachment," the desire to know other people and to make oneself known to them that pushes humans toward intimacy and belonging. Essentially, it allows humans to register and read the intentions of other humans and to grasp a situation within just a few seconds.
Attachment, on the other hand, governs the physical …
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Publication information: Article title: Intersubjectivity Seen as Separate from Attachment: Different from Traditional Thought. Contributors: MacReady, Norra - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 31. Issue: 10 Publication date: October 2003. Page number: 20. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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