My wife and I are big fans of Dr. Ed Tronick and have wanted to interview him for years. We’ve both really been influenced by his work, and I was so honored to speak with him in episode 296 of the podcast.
Dr. Tronick is a developmental and clinical psychologist, professor and researcher on parenting and infant social/emotional development who was made famous in the ‘70s by “The Still Face Experiment” which shows our inherent need for connection starts at infancy (if you haven’t seen it, YouTube it right now — it’s so powerful).
We discuss his new book The Power of Discord: Why the Ups and Downs of Relationships Are the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, and Trust, get insights into the start of his career and 40 years worth of incredible studies, and learn what’s up next (hint: it has to do with mask wearing).
We get deep about parent-infant/child dynamics, connection/disconnection patterns and why repair is so critical in relationships.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
I’m so excited to share this with you — go check it out.
Great episode. Fascinating how even the sound issues and lack of eye contact (not looking into the camera) felt really uncomfortable- discord! I appreciated the message that there’s always opportunity to repair both the relationship AND the wounds left by past ruptures.
hey Ashley, amazing isn’t it? Thanks for listening
Wow! Such a powerful and informative interview. Thank you!