Attachment And Its Effects On Children And Their Primary Caregiver

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Introduction: they cannot teach him how to be responsive of his own feelings of insufficiency either . Definition: Attachment: Bowlby describes attachment as a process that happens over time between the child and their primary caregiver. A child would initially form only one primary attachment and that the attachment figure acted as a secure base for exploring the world. The attachment relationship acts as a prototype for all future social relationships so disrupting it can have severe consequences. (Hardy, 2007 ) Dissociation: A psychological state or condition in which certain thoughts, emotions, sensations, or memories are separated from the rest of the psyche (P. Jon, I.Berg ). Mandated: Resistant,…show more content…
Will Hunting would appear to be a stereotypical Boston Southie (Macdonald, 2007): tough, had loyal friends, and a geographical distrust of outsiders. In fact, Will Hunting did not need or have desire to build relationship outside of Chuckie. In regard to Will Hunting’s court ordered therapy, Will Hunting almost beats Carmine Scarpaglia to death in a very casual manner. It seems Will Hunting modified his own violent tendencies based off the abuse he received from Carmine. For instance, Carmine Scarpagliato may have approached Will Hunting in a friendly manner and then proceeded to beat him up. However, it is important to note Will Hunting did not limit his violent tendencies to those he disliked or did not trust because his jokes towards his loyal friend Chuckle were often violent. For example, attempt to hurt Chucky in the batting cage. biological parents as well as a series of foster parents. He struggles in making interpersonal relationship because has never formed any secure attachment to his caregivers. And his disturbance in social functioning comes from never having his basic emotional needs met (Seligman, 2013). Will Hunting has hard time loving someone and he was afraid to open up to them because he was abused by his father as a child.
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