Attachment

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Pimlico, 1997 - Psychology - 425 pages
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'The publication of ATTACHMENT AND LOSS will prove a turning-point in the history of psychoanalysis and psychology generally. ' THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT In this classic work of psychology John Bowlby examines the processes that take place in attachment and separation. He makes clear that human attachment is an instinctive response to the need for protection against predators, and one as important for survival as nutrition and reproduction. '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 is a shot in the arm and a biological perspective that was sadly lacking. ' Anthony Storr, SUNDAY TIMES

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John Bowlby (1907 - 1990) was educated at the University of Cambridge and University College Hospital, London. After qualifying in medicine, he specialised in child psychiatry and psychoanalysis. In 1946 he joined the staff of the Tavistock Clinic where his research and influential publications contributed to far-reaching changes in the ways children are treated and to radical new thinking about the social and emotional development of human beings.

He held honorary degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and Leicester and received awards from professional and scientific bodies, including the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Paediatric Association, the American Psychological Association and the New York Academy of Medicine.

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