Attachment Theory: Social, Developmental, and Clinical by Susan Goldberg, Roy Muir, John Kerr

By Susan Goldberg, Roy Muir, John Kerr

At a old convention in Toronto in October 1993, developmental researchers and clinicians got here jointly for the 1st time to discover the consequences of present wisdom of attachment. This quantity is the end result in their labors. It bargains cutting edge ways to the certainty of such assorted scientific issues as baby abuse, borderline character disease, dissociation, adolescent suicide, remedy responsiveness, fake reminiscence, narrative competence, and the intergenerational transmission of trauma.

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Attachment theory was born. Attachment theory was launched in the psychoanalytic community in three key papers, all published in the International Journal of Psycho-Analysts, each of which prefigures a volume of his famous trilogy: "The Nature of the Child's Tie to His Mother" (Bowlby, 1958), "Separation Anxiety" (Bowlby, 1960), and "Processes of Mourning" (Bowlby, 1961). Each of these papers was later expanded into an entire volume: Attachment (Bowlby, 1969), Separation (Bowlby, 1973), and Loss (Bowlby, 1980).

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Although this view met with violent opposition, it was, in fact, no more than an extension of ideas already prevalent among the object relations analysts in the 1950s-Balint's "primary clinging," Winnicott's concept of an "environment mother" as well as an "object mother," and Fairbairn's view that drives are "signposts to the object" rather than vice versa. Similarly, Bowlby's ideas on separation anxiety were closely related to Freud's mature view of anxiety, which he saw as an affective response to threat (conceived mainly as the threat of castration) but also as the threat of separation from a loved one (Freud, 1926).

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