Attachment and All That Monkey Business

Attachment is a huge topic. Volumes have been written about it for decades. Although as psychological theories go, it’s still considered very new. Here we will briefly cover the historical roots and central tenets of attachment theory, with a focus on applications to postsecondary student development. A History of Attachment Here’s a whirlwind overview (somewhatContinue reading “Attachment and All That Monkey Business”

Emotions in Decision-Making: Friend or Foe?

So, which is it? Do emotions support excellent decision making, or do they interfere with it? As with so many of my articles you’ll see that my answer is “it depends.” But before I get into that, I wanted to pause for a moment. I now find myself at the halfway mark in this oneContinue reading “Emotions in Decision-Making: Friend or Foe?”

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