This first volume of John Bowlbys Attachment and Loss series examines the nature of the childs ties to the mother. Beginning with a discussion of instinctive behavior, its causation, functioning, and ontogeny, Bowlby proceeds to a theoretical formulation of attachment behaviorhow it develops, how it is maintained, what functions it fulfills. In the fifteen years since Attachment was first published, there have been major developments in both theoretical discussion and empirical research on attachment. The second edition, with two wholly new chapters and substantial revisions, incorporates these developments and assesses their importance to attachment theory.
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"The publication of Attachment and Loss will prove a turning-point in the history of psychoanalysis and psychology generally" ( Times Literary Supplement)
"It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of Dr Bowlby's work... In practical terms, his ideas have modified and will continue to influence the rearing of children and the treatment of those who are disturbed. In theoretical terms, his contributions have given psychoanalysis a shot in the arm and a biological perspective that was sadly lacking" (Anthony Storr Sunday Times)
An enthralling, pioneering and now classic account of the processes that take place in human attachment and separation.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1978. Book Condition: Good. Volume 1. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. Bookseller Inventory # 4869916
Book Description Penguin 1981., 1981. 477pp paperback. Soft creases to front wrap. G+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 25147