Definition of Attachment

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An emotional bond between 2 people. It's a two-way process that endures over time. It leads to certain behaviours such as clinging and proximity seeking and serves the functions of protecting an infant. 

Babies are physically helpless at birth; they canot feed themselves or escape from danger. They can only use basic communication such as crying; babies are reliant on other people for their survival. Despite this helplessness though babies do survive. This is because they come into the…


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