John Bowlby And John Bowlby's Attachment Theory

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This study focused on the Attachment theory in which it is stated how attachment is a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space (Ainsworth, 1973; Bowlby, 1969).
Attachment theory is a theory that’s connected to psychology, studied first by John Bowlby. It explains the relevance of getting attached to something in an individual’s development. It is observed among children relying on their parents for stability, and that there is an existing need for them due to such reliance.
The attachment theory is most commonly observed in the parent- child scenario, as it is in Bowlby’s study which regarded the existence of the attachment as a child needing some sort of person to give them a security and
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Breaking or disrupting of the attachment figure during the critical two year period would lead to the child possibly suffering irreversible long-term consequences of this maternal deprivation. Risks continuing till the age of five.
Bowlby used the term “maternal deprivation”, referring to separation of loss of the mother and failure to develop an attachment. The main idea stating simply that the first few years of an infant is critical and separation or disruption can leave effects on the child.
The third point is that the long term consequences of maternal deprivation might consist of delinquency, reduced intelligence, increased aggression, depression and affectionless psychopathy. The last being an inability to show affection or concern towards others, for example a lack of guilt for anti-social behavior.
The fourth point comes from Robertson as well as Bowlby (1952), in which they believe that short term separation from attachment figure leads to distress. They discovered 3 progressive stages for distress, Protest, Despair and

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