The Theory Of The Attachment Theory

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The attachment theory has been a topic of discussion since about 1951, when introduced by John Bowlby. Mary Salter Ainsworth later created the famous “Strange Situation” experiment to test this theory (Berant, 2013). Until this point, most psychologists studied adulthood behaviors and worked backward to childhood. Bowlby believed that childhood attachments impact adulthood. (Berant, 2013). Attachment styles that the “Strange Situation” study named include secure, anxious avoidant, anxious ambivalent, and disorganized styles (Herbers, 2014). The attachment needs beginning from birth onward are important for optimum attachment with a caregiver and future security of the child into adulthood. Many factors of a child’s early caregiver experience create the style of attachment whether a family member, foster parent, or institutional caregiver. This desire for attachment can also relate to our spiritual walk through life. Caring for others and receiving God’s love can fulfill those needs and desires in our spiritual aspects. Ideal early attachment is a factor in every culture, no matter where a person originates, or what income level and the style of attachment can determine the type of adult behaviors the future holds for a person.

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Nature Versus Nurture
Nature versus nurture is a continual discussion among psychologists. More recent studies on the advancements in attachment theory have created modern changes to what is now termed the regulation
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