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    During the 1940’s, psychologist John Bowlby strongly believed early emotional connections between mother and child are an imperative part of human nature. He believed that because newborn babies are completely defenseless they are genetically programmed attach to their mothers in order to survive. He also believed that mothers are genetically programmed to be protective of their young, commonly feeling the need to keep their babies near them at all times. These ideas formed the foundation of Bowlby’s

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    John Bowlby and Maternal Deprivation Bowlby believed that maternal behaviour was instinctive in humans as it appears to be in animals. Mothers and their babies form an instinctive attachment to each other using genetically inherited skills such as smiling, grasping, crying and so on. If a separation occurs between mother and infant within the first few years of the child’s life, Bowlby believed that the bond would be irreversibly broken, leading to severe emotional consequences for the

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    Bowlby’s Ethological Theory of attachment is the theory developed by John Bowlby stating that an infant’s emotional tie to his or her caregiver is an evolved response that promotes survival (Berk, L., 2014, p 196). Bowlby found that the relationship a child has with its mother or caregiver may directly affect how the child is able to form relationships in the future. Bowlby theorized that the bond an infant had with its primary caregiver could also be the reason for a child’s maladjusted behavior

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    John Bowlby drew on ideas from animal studies, psychology and psychoanalysis to develop what is known as attachment theory. Babies and people who care for them usually form close bonds. As the baby is fed, held, enjoyed these emotional, loving relationships develop and deepen. Babies who find that adults who respond quickly to their cries become trusting of life and are securely attached in stable, warm relationships. They know that they will be fed, changed, comforted etc. Babies and parents

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    approaches. I have chosen to talk about John Bowlby and his approach to emotional development. Starting in the 1940s Bowlby started his research into how and why babies make attachments to adults. Bowlby believed that a child needed to have a bond with the biological mother. If this bond was not made he belied that the child would have become a delinquent. Bowlby’s study into children 's emotional development was called ’44 juvenile Thieves.’ This study involved Bowlby studying 44 children who were known

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    1.John Bowlby, a trained child psychiatrist maybe as well be considered as ‘father’ of attachment due to the nature of his contributions towards attachment. Bowlby (1980) asserted that human beings have an innate psychobiological system to seek security for from the moment of birth, human surviva. According to him this system motivates the humans to seek proximity to the people who will protect them in times of danger or threat. These people whom Bowbly refered to as ‘attachment figures’ are usually

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    to coddle their children in the fear of spoiling them. However, later research which took place in the 1950’s began to change the outlook on how infants and children should be cared for in order to have a healthy development. Researchers such as John Bowlby, Rene Ritz, and William Goldfarb had fascinating findings that influenced the way that parents created attachments with their children (History Module: The Devastating Effects of Isolation on Social Behaviour (n.d.). Thus, parenting changed from

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    British psychologist Dr John Bowlby was born in 1907 to an upper middle class family in London. Although influenced by the ideas of Freud, Bowlby was not content with his psychoanalytic view of ‘cupboard love’ in which infants stay close to their mothers only because they feed them (Bretherton 1992). In 1948 Bowlby became interested in the work of Tavistock social worker James Robertson, with whom he would work closely with over the years. Together they recorded the responses of children between

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    Attachment Theory John Bowlby (1907 – 1990) was a British psychologist most known for his work developing Attachment Theory. Bowlby initially graduated in 1928 at age 21 from Trinity College at Cambridge going on to gain various postgraduate degrees. It was not until 1946 that the beginnings of his theory were laid down when he joined the Tavistock Insititue, researching the effects on young children when separated from primary caregivers (Encyclopædia Britannica, 2016). Bowlby’s work was gradual

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    Attachment Theory

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    interesting to note that the DSM IV-TR includes a “reactive attachment disorder” which it states is caused when extreme circumstances prevent proper attachment development. John Bowlby’s (1907-1990) pioneering work on AT uncovered many underlying connections between a caregiver and an infant which were necessary for the child’s survival. Bowlby became interested in finding out about the patterns of family

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