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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 464 Vendor: Basic Books Publication Date: 1983 Dimensions: 8.18 X 5.1 (inches)
ISBN: 0465005438 ISBN-13: 9780465005437 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Series:Attachment and Loss
This first volume of John Bowlby’s Attachment and Loss series examines the nature of the child’s 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.
John Bowlby is honorary staff member of the Tavistock Clinic in London.