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Bowlby's theory of attachment
Follows a psychodynamic approach in that a child's early
years are considered critical, particularly mother-child
When young children separated from mothers, experience
strong emotions related to loss. Stages are
2. (if separation continues) Despair
3. Detachment or `disattachment'
Bowlby came to these conclusions from observations in
hospitals and clinical interviews with young adolescents who
had experienced separation.
Attachment is an evolutionary process (young apes cling to
mothers, when older, mothers still used as a base)…read more