Attachment: Attachment and Loss: Volume 1

Author(s) : John Bowlby

Attachment: Attachment and Loss: Volume 1

Book Details

  • Publisher : Pimlico
  • Published : 1991
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 448
  • Category :
    Attachment Theory
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 2457
  • ISBN 13 : 9780712674713
  • ISBN 10 : 0712674713

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This classic examination, the first book in a psychology trilogy, of the processes that take place in attachment and separation and shows how experimental studies of children reveal a recognizable behaviour pattern which is confirmed by discoveries in the biological sciences. Human attachment is seen as an instinctive response to the need for protection against predators, a response which is as important for survival as nutrition and reproduction.

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It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of Dr Bowlby's work... In practical terms, his ideas have modified and will continue to influence the rearing of children and the treatment of those who are disturbed. In theoretical terms, his contributions have given psychoanalysis a shot in the arm and a biological perspective that was sadly lacking - Anthony Storr.

The publication of Attachment and Loss will prove a turning-point in the history of psychoanalysis and psychology generally - Times Literary Supplement.

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John Bowlby (1907 - 1990). World famous psychiatrist and father of attachment theory, Bowlby worked for many years as Child and Family Psychiatrist at London's renowned Tavistock Clinic.

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