Biosocial Theory

Biosocial Theory (Emotional Vulnerability)

  1. High sensitivity
  2. High reactivity
  3. Slow return to baseline

Biosocial Theory (Invalidating Environment)

  • Pervasively negates or dismisses behavior independent of the actual validity of that behavior
  • Characteristic of Invalidating Environments
  1. Indiscriminately rejects communication of private experiences and self-initiated behaviors
  2. Indiscriminately reinforces escalation of emotional responses and displays
  3. Over-simplifies ease of problem solving and meeting goals