What did Bowlby mean by “internal working model” and how true did it turn out to be?
While it is mostly unconscious, our internal working models play a role in how we navigate our relationships with ourselves and others. Co-hosts Dr. Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott use neuroscience and personal narratives to help make this science digestible and applicable in our daily lives.
“Internal working models are not a metaphor – they're a real thing.” – Sue Marriott
Time Stamps for Internal Working Model
5:53 – Definition of internal working model
9:58 – Most of the internal working model is unconscious
18:39 – Explanation of the term “wired in”
20:59 – Understanding how our brains are able to change and grow
28:50 – Recognizing dismissive characteristics
37:02 – Encouraging secure relating
43:50 – Sneak peek at TU updates and future episodes
Resources for Internal Working Model
Strange Situation – Mary Ainsworth
Internal Working Model – John Bowlby
View the transcripts for Internal Working Models with Ann & Sue here
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