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Posts by Annmarie Early

Why Attachment Theory

October 4th, 2010 – by Annmarie Early

Developed by John Bowlby in the 1950’s, attachment theory identifies the qualities necessary for secure connection and the predictable cycles of distress that occur when relationship bonds are ruptured.  His research shows that early childhood deprivation has severe consequences for development and serious implications for the individual and the larger society (Bowlby, 1982; Karen, 1996). […]