John Bowlby - From Psychoanalysis to Ethology: Unravelling the Roots of Attachment Theory

  • Publish Date: 2011-04-25
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Frank C. P. van der Horst
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This accessible book draws on unique evidence from oral histories and little-known archive material to shed new light on the working relationships which led to John Bowlbys shift from psychoanalysis to ethology as a frame of reference and ultimately to the development of attachment theory.

  • A unique exploration of the origins of Bowlbys ideas and the critical transformation in his thinking offers an alternative to standard accounts of the origin of attachment theory
  • Explores the significance of Bowlbys influential working relationships with Robert Hinde, Harry Harlow, James Robertson and Mary Ainsworth
  • Provides students, academics, and practitioners with clear insights into the development of attachment theory
  • Accessible to general readers interested in psychology and psychoanalysis


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