ATTACHMENT AND LOSS: Retrospect and Prospect


Tavistock Clinic, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW 3


An historical sketch of the manner in which evidence has accumulated showing the ill effects of separation, loss, and maternal deprivation during the early years, and of how, in the light of this evidence, a new conceptual framework, often referred to as attachment theory, has been formulated for understanding personality development and psychopathology.