Essays Tagged: "Attachment theory"

Human Relations

now encouraged to share their feelings in order to have valuable communication and to be understood.Attachments can also be seen in the behavior of infants. "Secure" infants, in the mother's presence, ... nment. This may be the reason why my department has such a low turnover rate.Studying the Ainsworth attachment theories inspired me to continue to communicate with my one-year old nephews. Communicati ...

(6 pages) 165 0 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Bowlby's child development. Maternal deprivation hypothoses

ir mothers on young children, and the explanation for these effects in terms of the nature of their attachment to her. Bowlby's theories have evolved over a thirty-year period, and any brief ré ... ch had the most impact on public opinion.An important aspect of Bowlby's theory is that he believed attachment to be monotropic, which is to one person only. Bowlby acknowledged that children became a ...

(8 pages) 184 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Child development: attachment in infancy.

ATTACHMENT IN INFANCYWhy psychologist stressed the importance of attachment behaviors in development ... h interested developmental psychologist. John Bowlby [1958, 1968] afford a comprehensive account of attachment emboli that the incident mother instinctively trigger each other's behavior to form attac ... y meaningful relationships with specific others [Butterworth and Harris 1994]. In child psychology, attachment is often restricted to her relationship between particular social figures and to particul ...

(9 pages) 430 0 4.6 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Describe and critically assess research in to the effects of deprivation on the subsequent development of children.

ng to 'privation' instead. Rutter (1970) split the term 'deprivation' in to 'privation': lack of an attachment figure from the outset, and 'deprivation': loss or separation from the attachment figure ... eprivation can occur as a result of divorce, death or illness, and the important feature is that an attachment was formed, but it was broken. Rutter suggested that it was the reason behind deprivation ...

(9 pages) 133 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Discuss role of attachment in childhood emotional development.

Psychology EssayThe role of attachment in childhood emotional development is imperative, as the bond of attachment in infants to ... psychiatrist John Bowlby to argue that infants find this social interaction intrinsically rewarding.Attachment is a very important factor in childhood development many psychologists argue that, a chil ... ogists argue that, a child born into a loving and caring family home with both parents forms loving attachments and has a greater chance of being a well adjusted and happy adult, whereas some infants ...

(4 pages) 283 3 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Describe and evaluate research into attachment and/or sociability in the first few years of life

Sociability is the desire to seek out and interact with others whereas attachment refers to the formation of a relatively strong and enduring emotional relationship betwee ... hat they will form a strong enduring emotional relationship. Thus sociability is a prerequisite for attachments.Both sociability and attachment are very important behaviours as they increase the proba ... e attention of potential caregivers and increase the probability that they will interact in future. Attachments serve a number of functions in that they create a safe base from which the infant can ex ...

(7 pages) 100 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


How and why knowledge of these theories are useful and relevant for social workers;THE EMERGENCE OF ATTACHMENT THEORYAccording to John Bowlby (cited in David, H 1995), many aspects of our personality ... oughout the formative years of our psychological development (Lea S E G (1984), a process known as 'attachment,' an emotional tone that exists between the developing child and the provider or caretake ...

(11 pages) 290 3 4.6 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

How do Tony and Jo think their experiences of attachment and separation have affected them, and how does this relate to Bowlby's theory of attachment?

AbstractAdvocates of attachment theory propose that it is our earliestrelationships and attachments that have the greates ... hat have the greatest bearing on our developmentinto adult life. Research suggests that the kind of attachments we experience inchildhood influence our development as adults. A qualitative, textual an ... ied couple. Thisqualitative report aims to show if and how their early experiences of separation andattachment have a bearing on their understanding of who they are as adults.IntroductionJohn Bowlby i ...

(8 pages) 126 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Grief and Loss : Understanding the Journey" (Paperback) by Stephen J. Freeman

2nd Summary PaperConcept of ReadingFreeman's chapter concerning "Attachment Theory" is overly scientific and stagnant. Many students have already studied attachment ... ated, "to understand the significance of must have an understanding of the meaning of attachment" on page 44 of the text. He thoroughly explained the theoretical underpinnings of attachm ... to write about because I felt that the ascertained point Freeman was making was, in fact, correct. Attachment's role in the grieving process is one of a companion. The more attached someone is to the ...

(1 pages) 43 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Consider the Extent to which Psychological Theories have been Successful in Explaining Attatchments - Bowlby's Theory of Attachment

The theory of attachment was originally developed by John Bowlby (1907 - 1990). Bowlby was a British psychoanalyst ... ienced by infants who had been separated from their parents. Bowlby's first formal statement of the attachment theory, building on concepts from ethology and developmental psychology, was presented to ... se behaviours, also known as social releasers, were adaptive responses to separation from a primary attachment figure - a person who provides support, protection, and care. Human infants, like other m ...

(4 pages) 127 2 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Attachment theory

Attachment theory is a theory (or group of theories) about the psychological tendency to seek closen ... person, to feel secure when that person is present, and to feel anxious when that person is absent.Attachment theory has its origins in the observation of and experiments with animals. A famous serie ... th animals. A famous series of experiments on infant monkeys by Harlow and Harlow demonstrated that attachment is not a simple reaction to internal drives such as hunger. In these experiments, young m ...

(3 pages) 118 1 2.6 Jul/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

What is attachment and why is it important to young children?

consequently has led to the issues related to childcare and the effects it has on young children's attachments and their future. Evidence suggests that a childcare which is not of quality standards c ... earning development. However, on the contrary research has shown that should a child acquire secure attachments through family and quality childcare, the impact has a positive effect thus positively i ...

(6 pages) 165 2 3.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Early Childhood: Analyzing a child

ith children. Fortunately, there are methods and tests which can measure children’s quality of attachment towards parents/guardians. For instance, Mary Aimsworth, who conducted research on The Ea ... s behavior, the child would fall into one (1) of three (4) categories. The first category is secure attachment, which states the child is secure and doesn’t require an intense amount of attention ...

(5 pages) 256 0 4.6 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Critically Evaluate The Move To Open Adoption

t will discuss some of the issues surrounding this, namely, identity, self-concept, and work around attachment theory and arguments for and against to support this practice.The first adoption legislat ... t for a general practice for "˜openness' in adoption is based on the work of Bowlby at al. on attachment. Triselotis (1994) argues that children who are pressurised to abandon existing meaningfu ...

(8 pages) 47 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


y great importance and provides a psychological advantage to those not lacking it. According to the attachment theory in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, self-esteem is affected since toddler hoo ... irect relationship with parental figures is closely related to self-esteem. Adolescents with secure attachments to parents had higher levels of self-esteem than those having insecure attachments. This ...

(5 pages) 66 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Child Neglect and Deprivation

ces, there are at least two theories attached to understanding child neglect. The first theory, the attachment theory, states that neglected infants and toddlers do not develop secure attachments with ... ng, and inattentive attitude the children encounter, they develop insecure, nervous and disoriented attachments with their neglectful caregivers. These feelings of insecurity hinder the child's abilit ...

(2 pages) 43 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Attachment and Brain Development

Attachment and Brain DevelopmentAttachment is a bond to a specific person that brings happiness, sec ... , security, fulfillment, support, and nurture. "Simply stated, bonding is the process of forming an attachment. Just as bonding is the term used when gluing one object to another, bonding is using our ... er. Bonding, therefore, involves a set of behaviors that will help lead to an emotional connection (attachment)." (Perry) It is crucial that attachment and bonding occur within the earliest years of l ...

(2 pages) 33 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

What Factors Will Influence Whether A Child

Attachment theory is a theoretical approach concerned with the relationships that humans form. This ... volutionary and ethological theory, which Bowlby (1969) stated that 'a very important factor of the attachment theory is that a young child must create a stable relationship with at least one primary ... r in order to develop normal social and emotional development for future relationships.' As much as attachments are very important in a child's life, there are different types of attachments that may ...

(8 pages) 73 1 3.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Bonding and Attachment

Bonding and attachment is a falling in love process (Yvonne Bush 2001,p. 20). When describing the words 'bonding ... k oriented (Risman 1986, p. 95). This summary will include the definitions of the terms bonding and attachment, the social consequences of theorising 'mothers' as central in infant and childcare and t ... sing 'mothers' as central in infant and childcare and the implications of acceptance of bonding and attachment theories.There is a difference in the term bonding and attachment. Bonding can be describ ...

(5 pages) 5 0 0.0 Sep/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays

maternal deprivation-Bowlby

d if the emotional bond between the care giver and the infant was broken.He also showed that if the attachment was damaged on a regular basis, the child could suffer with social, intellectual and emot ... search in which to find out if children were deprived of their mother during the critical period of attachment of the first few years of their lives, could this lead to a serious range of permanent co ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Jan/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology