BOWLBY, EDWARD JOHN MOSTYN

(1907-1990) a British psychiatrist renowned for his contribution to child and developmental psychology. In his Attachment Theory, he describes the attachment human infants have for their caregivers and their distress at separation. Thus, it is in early childhood when patterns of secure and insecure attachment are established.

BOWLBY, EDWARD JOHN MOSTYN: "Through Edward Bowlby's early work in child psychology, adults and parents of his time were given an idea on the attachment patterns children develop toward their caregivers. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BOWLBY, EDWARD JOHN MOSTYN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bowlby-edward-john-mostyn/ (accessed November 27, 2019).
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