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Attachment Theory
A review of the history, ideology and practical application of Bowlby's attachment theory.
# 115246 | 2,090 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper examines Bowlby's attachment theory and looks at the three periods of the development of the ideology of this theory. The paper then explores studies on adult attachment patterns and how they reflect infant-parent relationships. The paper concludes with a perspective against the ideology of the attachment theory.

History of Attachment Theory
Ideology of Attachment Theory
Practice Application of Attachment Theory
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Borelli, Jessica L.; and David, Daryn H. (2003-2004) Imagination, Cognition and Personality. Volume 23, Number 4/ 2003-2004. Attachment Theory and Research as a Guide to Psychotherapy Practice. Yale University. Online Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. Amityville, NY. Online available at:,2,6;journal,14,102;linkingpublicationresults,1:300311,1
  • Tuovila, Pirjo (2007)What Are Fathers For? Attachment Theory and the Significance of Fathers. European Centennial Conference to Celebrate the Birth of Dr. John Bowlby, the Founder of Attachment Theory. Tampere Hall, Finland, 1-2 February 2007.
  • Levine, Robert A. (2002) Attachment Research as an Ideological Movement: Preliminary Statement. Revised from presentation at the ISSBD, 2002, Ottawa. Harvard University.
  • Blizard, Ruth A. (1997) The origins of Disassociate Identity Disorder from an Object Relations and Attachment Theory Perspective. Journal of Dissociation. Vol. X No. 4, Decem

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