- heavily influenced by Freud (Psychodynamic approach)
- used the idea that early relationships affected later ones and emphasised the role of the model
- also influenced by Dawin's evolution theory.
From these he created his theory of attachment:
- having one primary attachment attachment figure who then becomes the model for subsequent relationships.
2) Evolutionary aspects:
- Attachment can be seen in a range of species so Bowlby proposed that it has developed throught the process of evolution
- Bowlby proposed we are bred to be strongly attached so we can survive
- Children are distressed when left alone in order to seek an adult's attention
- A strong attachment encourages the adult to stay close and protect the child
- Mammals imprint in order to stay close to…