Essay on Attachment Theory

Bowlby’s Attachment Theory (1969)

In Bowlby’s attachment theory he stated 6 clear factors that were integral to the development of attachment from an infant to its primary care giver. Firstly, Bowlby stated that attachment is “adaptive and innate” meaning through evolution; attachment is a behavioural system that has become crucial to survival and therefore the continuation of the species. […]

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Melanie Klein’s Concepts

This paper will discuss the object relation theory. It will discuss infant attachment from a human drive and motivation perspective. It will focus on the object-relation theory and in particular, Melanie Klein’s concepts as it relates to infant attachment. The “object relations” theory is a related approach to personality psychology and refers to pattern of […]

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