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    mainly developed by John Bowlby. Starting in the early 1940s he suggests that there is an innate nature attachment‚ this meaning that a baby is born biologically with ideas/ behaviours‚ for a baby to form an attachment with a caregiver. Bowlby suggests that the main reason for this instinctive attachment is due to the primary dependency for food and survival on a mother figure. Based on Freud’s theory that a mother – child relationship is important in forming future attachments Bowlby argues that the

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    theories. John Bowlby believed that children who did not receive much care and social interaction were left more open to psychological ramifications when they grow up such as the difficulty of forming a close bond with another individual. In John’s story it states that he has also confided that ever since he can remember his parents have worked and often do not have enough time for him. This shows that because john had loss of attachment to their parents it is comprehended that John finds difficulty

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    Life and Work of John Bowlby

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    Bowlby was born in London to an upper-middle-class family. He was the fourth of six children and was brought up by a nanny in the British fashion of his class at that time. His father‚ Sir Anthony Bowlby‚ first Baronet‚ was surgeon to the King ’s Household‚ with a tragic history: at age five‚ Sir Anthony ’s own father (John ’s grandfather) was killed while serving as a war correspondent in the Opium Wars. Normally‚ Bowlby saw his mother only one hour a day after teatime‚ though during the summer

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    John Mostyn Bowlby was born February 26‚ 1907 in London‚ England. As a child‚ he did not spend much time with either of his parents because his father was a surgeon and mothers did not care for their children in the upper-middle class of this time. Bowlby spent most of his time with nannies. In 1918‚ he and his brother were sent away to a boarding school. He went into Britannia Royal Naval College in 1921 where he trained to be a naval officer. He enrolled into Trinity College in 1925 to study medicine

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    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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    Introduction This report will look at John Bowlby’s theory of attachment. He believed that the separation between an infant and the primary caregiver at an early stage can cause distress and emotional problems later on in life. The report will look at Bowlby’s theory‚ those who supported or worked with him‚ those who criticized him and how we can see his theory in today’s practice. Biography Family background John Bowlby was born the fourth of six children in an upper-middle-class London family

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    John Bowlby first introduced the theory of emotional attachment in the 1960’s when he conducted research on toddlers who were hospitalized for long periods of time due to chronic illnesses (Shaffer‚ 2009). In his observations he noticed how children slowly began to show signs of apathy and unresponsiveness to toys as well as other people and eventually showed indifference towards the presence and absence of their mothers (Shaffer‚ 2009). However the most concerning result of all this was the toddlers

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    Many have studied attachment; however‚ John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth are the researchers responsible for the origination of the attachment theory in the late eighteenth century‚ and in turn‚ also became catalysts for research on attachment. The attachment theory claims that attachment “related behaviors‚ are activated in times of personal distress” (Bernier. Larose‚ & Whipple‚ 2005‚ p. 172). Attachment‚ as defined by Ainsworth‚ is “‘an affectional tie’ that an infant forms with a caregiver—a tie

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    his/her relationship with its mother/ primary carer. Bowlbys theory of “Maternal depravation” was founded on the hypothesis‚ that if a child is detached on a physical and emotional level from its primary carer that this will have a long term effects emotionally for that child. According to Bowlby this detachment will see an increase in disruptive and deviant behaviour as well as a detachment between themselves and their children in the future. Bowlby even goes as far as to suggest that the affected

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    Deprivation refers the disruption of attachment that has already been made. Bowlby has conducted a case study of little John whose mother was admitted to the hospital and he showed effect of short term deprivation. He found that he had gone through 3 stages which he called the PDD sequence (Protest‚ Despair and Detachment). At first when he was separated from his mother‚ he showed signs of protest and he was crying‚ shouting and shows signs of desperate attempts to get his mother to return. But after

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