Attachment_Theory_BaibaLecture - Attachment Theory...

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Attachment Theory "Attachment behavior is any form of behavior that results in a person attaining or maintaining proximity to some other preferred and differentiated individual . .. While especially evident during early childhood, attachment behavior is held to characterize human beings from the cradle to the grave" (Bowlby, 1979). Attachment is an affectional bond that one person forms towards a specific individual. It binds them together in space and endures over time. Attachment is discriminating and specific. Bowlby proposed that: There is no need for a theory of drives . Primary goal of infant signals is to bring adults in close PROXIMITY. There is an attachment behavioral system that exists because of its survival value. Initially the elements of the system are separated, and then they become organized as an attachment behavioral system with a goal. (differential crying, sucking, smiling, clinging, and following). Attachment Relationships
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course CDFS 210 taught by Professor Calahan during the Spring '09 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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