Earlier this year, RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster ran a competition to find the nation’s best-loved poem of the last 100 years. It was an ambitious premise which wasn’t met with total approval in Irish poetry circles, but most people were happy to join in the fun, comment on the shortlist and of course the final winner. 992 more words
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Forming secure attachments in infants is important for later development of healthy relationships in the child’s life. They recently up dated a study I saw in the 1980’s where a mother was shown interacting with her infant and how he would respond back to her reflective responses of her interaction. 560 more words
What is Attachment?
Attachment is a special emotional relationship that involves an exchange of comfort, care, and pleasure. The roots of research on attachment began with Freud’s theories about love, but another researcher is usually credited as the father of attachment theory. 1,467 more words
Possibility Two: Repairing Disorganization to the Attachment System
As someone who spent much of his early life as a curmudgeonly, reclusive misanthrope – “people are stupid and dangerous and I feel way more better spending time alone” – I was more than a little surprised late in life to discover many things about how I got to think and feel that way. 864 more words
Mary Ainsworth developed John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory further in the 1970s. In pioneering “Strange Situation” study, researchers observed toddlers between the ages of 12 and 18 months as they responded to a situation in which they were briefly left alone and then reunited with their mothers. 685 more words