Chapt 2 Yalom Theory & Practice of Group - Chapter 2...

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Chapter 2 Interpersonal Learning Importance of Interpersonal Learning: As in John Bowlby studies on attachment noticed, there is a genetically built in need for social system or connection Hence, there is the dilemma that man is a social being. Here is where you begin to value group therapy because all pathology is manifested interpersonally. How does someone meet their needs while meeting those of others? b. A need for connection, approval, acceptance, esteem or identity? c. Hence, in research there is the data to suggest that people that are lonely die earlier. d. In fact, Sullivan thinks or attributes personality significantly to I.L. during development. (i.e. a child is shaped by their interpersonal interactions) In Grunebaum and Solomon's studies of adolescents, self esteem and satisfying others are inseparable. But, how do we put this element to work within a group? Sullivan assigned the term Parataxic Distortio ns to the behavior or our tendency to distort our perceptions of others.

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