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Attachment Theory

In this essay I have selected 3 different theories, which will focus on human growth development theories, I will demonstrate my understanding of each theory and explain the psychological disturbances which are linked to each one and demonstrate how these theory can be off use to the counsellor in therapy. John Bowbly (1969) and Mary Ainsworths (1974) known, as the mother and father of attachment theory both became key figures in contributing to child development, with their ideas of personality...

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Attachment Theory

Attachment Theory The Attachment theory is focused on the relationships and bonds between people, particularly long-term relationships including those between a parent and child and between romantic partners. Attachment is an emotional bond to another person. Psychologist John Bowlby (1969, 1988) was the first attachment theorist, describing attachment as a "lasting psychological connectedness between human beings." Bowlby believed that the earliest bonds formed by children with their caregivers...

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Attachment Theory

References Agrawal, H., Gunderson, J., Holmes, B., Lyons-Ruth, K. (2004) ‘Attachment Studies with Borderline Patients: A Review’ Harvard Review of Psychiatry, Volume 12, No. 2   Ainsworth, M. & Bell, S. (1970) ‘Attachment, exploration, and separation: Illustrated by the behaviour of one-year-olds in a strange situation’. Child Development, 41, 49-67. Ainsworth, M. D. S. (1973). ‘The development of infant-mother attachment’, in B. Cardwell & H. Ricciuti (Eds.). Review of child development research...

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bowlbys attachment theory

adaptiveness to behavior. Attachment is the strong emotional bond which develops between the infant and caregiver, it provides the infant with emotional security. It is said that by the second half of the first year, infants will have become attached to familiar people who have responded to their need for physical care and stimulation. How this attachment develops has been a topic of intense theoretical debate. There are many theories that try to explain attachment, but scientifically verifiable...

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Bowlby's Theory of Attachments

John Bowlby’s Theory Attachment is a strong and emotional bond that develops over time between two individuals that is reciprocal. 1. THE THEORY * Bowlby’s theory suggests that attachment is evolutionary and is needed to aid survival. * He did observational research to link orphans with psychological damage. * Babies are helpless and rely on adults. They make instinctive decisions because they haven’t actually learnt anything yet. Bowlby said that babies must be genetically programmed...

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Bowlby s attachment theory

Bowlby’s Attachment Theory Bowlby’s attachment theory is based on the evolution. He suggests that when children are born they already are programed to form attachment with others because it is an important factor in surviving. Bowlby believed that need of attachment is instinctive and will be activated by any conditions that seem to threaten the achievement such as insecurity, separation and fear. He also mentioned that fear of strangers is also natural factor which is important in survival of the...

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Bowlby's Attachment Theories

John Bowlby, the father of the Attachment Theory, has left an indelible mark in the field of Developmental Psychiatry, drawing most of his inferences from studies of infant interactions with others. Dissatisfied with traditional theories of infant-parent interactions, he turned to evolutionary biology, ethology, developmental psychology, cognitive science and control systems theory for inspiration (Cassidy, 1999). Bowlby asserts that children have this sort of attachment to their parents and a mother-child...

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Theory Of Attachment Paper

Hutton Theory of Attachment Due on Tuesday, December 16th 1. Describe the theory of attachment? The theory of attachment is based on many factors. When an infant is cared for an attachment begins to form, this is best shown in the reciprocal feelings and signs of affection shown between infant and caregiver. The theory of attachment according to Ainsworth can be shown through the three types of attachment (Successful) Secure Attachment and (Unsuccessful) Anxious-Ambivalent Attachment and Anxious-Avoidant...

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Human Attachment Theory

Human Attachment to Animals Animal’s play and enormous part in a lot of people’s every day lives .We eat them, breed them, train them, and keep them as pets. Keeping animals as pets can cause many humans to become extremely attached. Just like humans becoming attached to other humans, many people say they feel the same about their pets. A theory has been developed called the attachment theory, which was first formed in relation with humans being attached to other humans. As time has passed a...

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Attachment Theory 4

hypothesis assumes that continual disruption of the attachment bond between the infant and primary caregiver would result in long term cognitive, social and emotional difficulties for the child. To what extent has research into deprivation and privation supported this view. Bowlby claimed that the role of a mother was essential to a child and without this essential mother figure it would affect the child’s psychological health. He called this theory the maternal deprivation hypothesis. Bowlby conducted...

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