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    Ethological theory emphases on the effect of the environment on development and on how, throughout the lifetime, awareness to the environment varies. They form on the stage-based ethics of psychoanalytic and cognitive theories. Relatively ‘sensitive periods’ are focused instead of age-based developmental stages. Attachment theory is the well identified ethological perspective based on early human bonding behaviour. John Bowlby, attachment theory is predominantly based on ethological theory, evolutionary theory and psychoanalytic theory. The attachment theory is a widely used approach for considering individual differences in child adaptation or to cope with a particular life event. Also, includes factors that affect the quality of family relations.…

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    The Attachment Theory of childhood development was pioneered by John Bowlby in the early 1900's. His theory indicated a child would develop a critical emotional attachment to a primary caregiver, often times the mother, as an evolutionary response to the need for survival since they were unable to care for themselves. If the caregiver was present to make the child feel secure because of the need for attachment, the child would be measurably more likely (dependent upon severity of environmental…

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    Edward John Mostyn Bowlby was born on the 27th of February 1907 in London and died on the 2nd of September 1990 in Skye. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge and majored in natural sciences and psychology and then served as a psychologist in the army. After 1946 he worked at “the Tavistock Clinic and the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.” (Goleman. D, 1990). John Bowlby’s Theory of Attachment Volume 1 was published in 1969 and Volume 2 was published in 1973 and these detailed his theory…

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    Introduction and Background John Bowlby was a psychologist and psychiatrics who was an innovator, and a forerunner and a head of his time. He made major contribution in the area child psychology. His contemporary’s say that he shaped the way child psychology in comprehended the twentieth century. His concentration of study focused on parent and child connection what it entailed, and what happened when that connection was nonexistent or for whatever reason could occur. The name of…

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    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 Guidance Clinic in the early 1940’s. Reviewing 44 cases of kids who displayed social difficulties, such as stealing and who were affectionless in nature Bowlby found that in all cases he could link their issues back to maternal deprivation and…

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    Attachment Theory Attachment theory is a concept developed by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth. Both Bowlby and Ainsworth were inspired by Sigmund Freud and other psychoanalytic. According to Bowlby, a child’s relationship with his or her mother can be described “through separation, deprivation, and bereavement” (Bretherton, 1992, p. 759). Some medically-fragile children develop attachment issues with their parents or caregivers in a family-based care or institutional care. HIV-positive…

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    Sadly, both Adler (1969) and Maslow (1970) saw the goal of striving as unattainable whereas the Apostle Paul knew it to be the culmination of a life lived for the eternal rather than the temporary (2 Corinthians 4:18). John Bowlby, along with Mary Ainsworth, is considered the founder of attachment theory (van Dijken, 1998). Bowlby grew up in London as an upper middle class son of a renowned surgeon. In keeping with the tradition of the day, a nanny raised him rather than his mother. (van…

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    Developmental psychology is an approach of the social change over time of a child and an adult. Developmental psychologist’s profession is to study social, cognitive studies. They study on what motivates the human’s mind that influences them on their behaviour and thinking and what causes their intentions. It is important to consider nature and nurture when explaining the developmental theories. Nature is based on the inheritance, linked to genetics; however nurture is based on social and…

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    attachment was developed by John Bowlby. Attachment is well-defined as the formation of a psychological and emotional relationship between a primary caregiver and a child, not necessarily the child’s biological parents. Bowlby emphasized that the tie a child develops with his or her caregiver can be categorized as Secure, Avoidant, Resistant/ambivalent/Anxious, and disorganized attachment. These connections children develop for their caregiver will be the primary template for all future…

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    since John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth first “attempts to examine the psychological effects of early relationships” ( Goldberg,2000, pg3) to more contemporary approach such as Michael Rutter’s book on “Maternal Deprivation reassessed” critiquing Bowlby and the development in neuroscience. Attachment theory can be defined as a “lasting psychological connectedness between human beings” (Bowlby 1969, p. 194). John Bowlby, “a British psychoanalyst’ work attempted to understand the…

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