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Separation [Hardcover]

John Bowlby
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30 Oct 1973 0465076912 978-0465076918
Dr. Bowlbys second pioneering volume examines the effect of separation on the development of the child and the psychopathology that often follows separation.. The experience of separation and the ensuing susceptibility to anxiety, anger, and fear constitute the flip side of the attachment phenomenon. In an authoritative new foreword to Bowlbys classic study, Stephen Mitchell (who gives resonant voice to the relational perspective in psychoanalysis) bridges the distance between attachment theory and the psychoanalytic tradition.

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  • Hardcover: 476 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books (30 Oct 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0465076912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465076918
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16.5 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,251,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The publication of Attachment and Loss will prove a turning point in the history of psychoanalysis and psychology generally." (Times Literary Supplement)

"It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of Dr Bowlby's work...In practical terms, his ideas have modified and will continue to influence the rearing of children and the treatment of those who are disturbed. In theoretical terms, his contributions have given psychoanalysis a shot in the arm and a biological perspective which was sadly lacking." (Anthony Storr Sunday Times) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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'It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of Dr Bowlby's work' Sunday Times --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Attachment and Loss by John Bowlby is probably one of the most profound books I have read on the subject for a long time. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to understand feelings, reactions and how to cope with the issues of abandonment, separation and loss. The book is easy to read and to understand.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 3 Mar 2009
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I am currently training to be a counsellor and became interested in attachment theory after reading about Psychodynamic counselling. I believed that attachment theory could be related to my own personal experiences.

I have to admit the first few chapters were quite hard going as Bowlby talks about research and the gathering of data, but once you get to Chapter 6 and he starts talking about the findings of the studies then it becomes more interesting and easier to read.

It covers studies on adults who have lost their spouses, parents who have lost their children and carries on looking until we come to children who lose their parents.

I highly recommend this book. It is extremely interesting and I believe people in general can learn a lot from it. I will be going on to read his other volumes, most definitely.
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3.0 out of 5 stars very useful resource book 17 Jun 2013
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This book is useful for students of counselling and psycology as Bowlby is one of most insightful psychologists of his day who had a real impact into how we now understand human attachment. I found it easy to read and a useful book to quote from. book came within good time spam so more than happy with amazon having ordered a good number of books with them now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Attachment Theory 10 Oct 2006
A fantastic theorist who was the precursor to much of modern day psychotherapy. An essential read for those new to the field.
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