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"Romantic and maternal love are highly rewarding experiences.

Reproduction is subjectively rewarding and objectively the evolutionary goal according Darwin. The human life cycle is mediated by bonding body contacts between parents and their children and between love partners. Nevertheless there is a lack of focus in psychology on the interaction of bodily stimuli with the brain. Respectively, a model to integrate perception, thought and behaviour, made of older and new psychological concepts will be introduced here. It is of importance for therapeutic and other psychological fields.

If reproduction is so important it makes sense that our thought and behaviour are mainly guided by bodily experience as child and adult.
This might be more or less conscious to us.

So, bodily relations might be crucial in psychological 'function' and 'dysfunction!

  • why love and friendship heal [article in progress]
  • references
  • thesis [German]
  • overview [English] EABCT 2012 slides
  • thesis research abstract [English]