Bowlby theory of attachment and evaluation

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Bowlby theory of attachment

·         Attachment according to Bowlby is the love bond between a child and a caregiver

·         The caregiver who could be the mother or another person (monotropy)

·         Children have an innate tendency to attach and they build attachment in the first few years of life

·         This attachment should not be broken in the sensitive period in other to avoid problems in later life

·         The children use proximity promoting behaviours to encourage attachment


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