The Real and the Researchable: A Brief Review of the Contribution of John Bowlby (1907–1990)


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TOPIC. John Bowlby

PURPOSE. To provide a broad overview of Bowlby's life and contribution to psychoanalytic theory and to examine his departure from the British school of object relations.

SOURCES. Literature review and author's interpretation of material.

CONCLUSIONS. Bowlby's ideas remain relevant although controversial and merit continued study.