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

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

Author(s): Frank C. P. van der Horst

Published Online: 17 MAR 2011 01:02AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470683644

Online ISBN: 9781119993100

DOI: 10.1002/9781119993100

About this Book

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 Bowlby's 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 Bowlby's ideas and the critical transformation in his thinking - offers an alternative to standard accounts of the origin of attachment theory
  • Explores the significance of Bowlby's 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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