3. Working with James Robertson: The Importance of Observation

  1. Frank C. P. van der Horst

Published Online: 17 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119993100.ch3

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

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

How to Cite

van der Horst, F. C. P. (2011) Working with James Robertson: The Importance of Observation, in John Bowlby - From Psychoanalysis to Ethology: Unraveling the Roots of Attachment Theory, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119993100.ch3

Author Information

  1. De Waag Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683644

Online ISBN: 9781119993100

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Keywords:

  • Working with James Robertson - The Importance of Observation;
  • Research Work at the Tavistock in Post-War Years;
  • The French Connection;
  • Identification of Typical Responses to Separation - Protest, Despair, Denial;
  • Picture is Worth a Thousand Words;
  • Other Contributions by the Separation Research Unit - Heinicke's “Brief Separations”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Research Work at the Tavistock in Post-War Years

  • James Robertson's Background and Interest in Separation

  • The French Connection

  • Identification of Typical Responses to Separation: Protest, Despair, Denial

  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

  • Divergence of Opinions Between Robertson and Bowlby

  • Other Contributions by the Separation Research Unit: Heinicke's “Brief Separations”

  • Concluding Remarks: Unexplained Observations