PiU (samedi) wrote,

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on attachment & visitors

Despite my lack of motivation concerning the assignment due yesterday afternoon my half-finished product put me in a better position than my instructor, who had looked at the reading over the weekend and decided that it wasn't worth the bother. Aynesworth goes into so much detail, yet at the same time this means that some of her descriptive categories suffer from an over-complexification that borders on the absurd. My new reading assignment is Mary True's dissertation on Mother-infant attachment and communication among the Dogon of Mali, with a focus on examining the Maternal Sensitivity Hypothesis. I hope it goes a little easier than my last foray into attachment theory.

In other news, I found a beetle trundling across the floor of our living room this afternoon. One thing I've noticed about my current apartment is that there don't seem to be anywhere near as many spiders as the house I lived in before. My old bedroom probably received more than its fair share of arachnids from its location next to an outside door that wouldn't close all the way - providing refuge to all manner of guests. Seeing spiders on a regular basis may not be the greatest thing in the world, but they wouldn't stick around if it weren't for the presence of a steady food supply. Fewer spiders in our apartment implies that there's less for them to eat. My flatmate did come across a centipede in her room before leaving for the summer though; it seems there is at least one other invertebrate predator sharing our home.

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