On 18 January 2022. How do inhibition and facilitation align (or not align) w odd vs even A strategies? They appear to be analogous to invulnerability vs vulnerability in C strategies, but they are not what are used to define the odd-even split (rather, other-idealization and self-derogation are).
DMM self-protective attachment strategies in the A-dimension can be divided into even and odd numbered strategies. A1, A3, A5, and A7 are the odd numbered strategies while A2, A4, A6 and A8 are the even numbered strategies. They differ in a number of respects. DMM Adult Attachment Interviews can be coded as simply A1, or A4, and so forth, or with combined odd and even strategies. (In more complex cases they can also be combined with C strategies.) We will look at the differences from the aspects of inhibition and facilitation. By facilitation, Dr. Langer means making it easier for the self or the other to do something, e.g., by accommodating, caregiving, being socially facile, etc. Time permitting, we will explore other details about the difference between the two.
Date: Tuesday, 18 January 2022 (live, not recorded)
Length: 90+ minutes
Host/Facilitator: Dr. Melanie Langer
Platform: Zoom meeting
Session for: Any professional interested in DMM attachment theory and science
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Contact: Conflict Science Institute for Zoom link invitation
Dr. Melanie Langer is a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University, a visiting scholar at INSEAD, and an independent consultant and executive coach. She focuses on individuals’ strategies for managing threat and opportunity, including variations in information processing and self-regulation, and on how these differences can be detected in discourse analysis and computational text analysis. Dr. Langer is a frequent contributor to DMM Coffee House.