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  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy

    Article Review Four Summary The purpose of a study by Diamond and Shpigel (2014) was to research the use of attachment-based family therapy for lesbian and gay young adults whose parents are not accepting of their sexual orientation. The authors point out that finding out your child is gay or lesbian can be hard for parents to accept. They have grown up in a heteronormative society and may fear that their child will face stigma for their sexual orientation (Diamond & Shpigel, 2014). Parents may also feel embarrassed about friends and family finding out (Diamond & Shpigel, 2014). Lastly, parents may have trouble giving up certain dreams they have had of their children regarding the type of family they may grow up to have (Diamond & Shpigel,…

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  • Reactive Attachment Research

    setting and or orphanages as toddlers are at a higher risk in developing Reactive Attachment Disorder. (The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, Vol 8, and NO.1-2011). *Artical2. Studies indicate that age factor also plays a role in the expectancy of possible diagnosis of Reactive Detachment Disorder from a internationally adopted setting, children who are adopted after the age of six month or older and have spent an extended amount of time orphanages as well as exposure to neglect, and…

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  • Analysis Of John Bowlby's Theory Of Attachment

    John Bowlby’s Theory of Attachment to one caregiver This essay will show how John Bowlby believed that one caregiver usually the mother is an important attachment figure and how there is a sensitive period of time to attach to the primary caregiver. He believed children have an innate drive to become attached because it has long term benefits, this innate drive ensures that infants stay close to the caregiver for food and protection. He believed there is a sensitive period for attachments to…

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  • John Bowlby Attachment Case Study

    Attachment Theory Introduction By definition, attachment is ‘a social & emotional bond between infant & carer that spans both time & space’ (Martin, Carlson & Buskist, 2010). Within developmental psychology, attachment theory originated with the work of British psychiatrist John Bowlby, who undertook extensive research into attachment in childhood. Bowlby’s Theory of Attachment Bowlby’s work draws on years of observational psychology analysis which began during his placement at The London Child…

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  • Reactive Attachment Theory

    Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is a social functioning disorder in children who fail to form a secure form of attachment with their primary caregiver () arguably as a result in pathogenic care (Corbin 2007). This diagnostic criteria of mental health illness was first brought to the fore in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-III), by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 1980 (Mikic and Terradas 2014). APA’s earlier assumptions…

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  • The Four Stages Of John Bowlby's Attachment Theory

    Attachment Theory. Attachment Theory is based on the findings and observation of John Bowlby. He studied a child’s bond with his or her caregiver and reactions of separation. The theory emphasizes the importance of these interactions. (Zastrow, C., & Kirst-Ashman, K, 2013) Mary Ainsworth, expanded on Bowlby’s theory by testing his ideas. She developed the Strange Situation a demonstrated episode of mother and child and his or her interactions with a stranger. The mother interacts with the…

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  • Conclusion Of Attachment Theory

    Attachment Theory The attachment theory validates how the relationship between a parent and a child influence their maturation in early childhood stages. First originated by John Bowlby, his theory ultimately demonstrated that children who are attached to their parents are influenced by the parents delinquent/criminal behaviors that lead to similar tendencies when they grow older (McLeod). Concluded in multiple experiments, the attachment theory and the relationship between the child and parent…

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  • John Bowlby's Theory Of Attachment Essay

    3.1 and 3.2 According to McLeod (2007), attachment is a theory developed by psychologists to describe how a child interacts with their parents or carer. John Bowlby (1907 - 1990) was a psychoanalyst who believed people with mental health and behavioural problems could be how the person was brought up as a child. He named his theory the theory of attachment. This theory suggest that parent behaviour towards a child can have either positive or negative effect on the child. For example, if a parent…

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  • Bowlby Attachment Theory

    The two theories that can better explain this problem is John’s Bowlby attachment theory and Erik Erickson eight stages of development. The first theory explains how important attachment is between a newborn and their caregivers. The attachment theory talks about a child’s biological development and the attachment between a child and their primary caregivers. Bowlby believes that it is important that in order for a child to survive he or she must have a good bond and relationship with their…

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  • Disadvantages Of Pet Therapy

    According to Wells, she speculates that “stroking or petting an animal has repeatedly been shown to cause transient decreases in blood pressure and/or heart rate” (524). Furthermore, humans’ urge to pet animals is biological. We see dogs as an attachment figure that needs to be protected and feel reassured by their touch or touching them (Sable 95). Moreover, even the presence of an animal helps lower responses to conditions of stress. There was a study conducted where the presence of a dog or…

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