John Bowlby and Attachment Theory
Attachment Theory is one of the most important theoretical developments in psychoanalysis since Freud. Formulated by John Bowlby, it combines the rigorous scientific empiricism of ethology with the subjective insights of psychoanalysis, and has had an enormous impact on child development, social work, psychotherapy, psychology and psychiatry. John Bowlby and Attachment Theory provides a valuable overview and summary of Bowlby’s life and work, examining the origins of his ideas and exploring the relationships between psychoanalysis and Attachment Theory.
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