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5.0 out of 5 stars Book review
This is an excellent book for an overview of Bowlby and his theories. This book is very readable and therefore much more accessible than many other more academic books. As a counselling student I would definitely recommend it to other students.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book review, 30 Jan. 2009
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This is an excellent book for an overview of Bowlby and his theories. This book is very readable and therefore much more accessible than many other more academic books. As a counselling student I would definitely recommend it to other students.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LOOKING AT BOWLBYS ATTACHMENT THEORIES, 3 Mar. 2010
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As a student at University I have found this book to be very helpful in reviewing the work of Bowlby in a more modern style. The author reviews all Bowlby's theories and puts some interesting views on the subject of Attachment into focus. I would recommend this to anyone looking to do essays on Attachment without reading Bowlbys own work as this summarises his lifes work with good referencing for further research .
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The understanding of relating rather than related..., 25 July 2012
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This book is really helpful as a precursor to the John Bowlby trilogy Attachment, Separation & Loss or even as a stand alone insight into the genius of John Bowlby.

It has a really good glossary of terms which I recommend you actually read through first as this will also be helpful when reading the narrative.

The book has four main aims:
1. Present Bowlby's theory of attachment
2. A historical perspective on the evolution of Bowlby's ideas
3. The implications of these ideas for psychotherapy interventions
4. The enigma of why these ideas have become mainstream and yet "psychoanalysis" has somehow "avoided" the recognition that his theory warrants...

An interesting theme is how "key" relating is...
The relationship in psychotherapy is as important as the intervention - sometimes more so - and the need to "rebuild" normality when your world has been smashed to pieces by loss.

If you are studying psychotherapy then I would recommend this book before you delve deeper into the world of psychoanalysis.

If you are thinking about buying this book just because you're interested in attachment theory then it covers a very wide brief and is really helpful in putting some of his ideas into perspective. Especially where certain ideas have been "corrupted" for political or social gain.

Another really good bit of this book is the epilogue where the author Jeremy Holmes "wraps up" by writing a farewell letter to John Bowlby...

Well worth buying if you enjoy learning about why we do what we do...
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51 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very relevant to the study of developement of personality, 20 Jan. 2001
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For any reader with a keen interest in how the adult personality is influenced by the child's relationship with Mother or equivilant, this book is a must.Useful for parents who can evaluate how it may relate to their own views on parenting styles.It is useful for personal discovery and those interested in why people behave as they do within adult relationships .
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5.0 out of 5 stars John Bowlby and Attachment Theory(Makers of Modern Psychotherapy), 9 Oct. 2012
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This is a gem of a book and provides the reader with a great insight into how Bowlby came to see how there was more to the development of a bond between mother and child than had been heretofore accepted.
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4.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT INSIGHT, 17 April 2012
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I FOUND THIS BOOK VERY INTERESTING, IT HAS HELPED ME UNDERSTAND ATTACHMENT THEORY IN MORE DETAIL. IT MADE CLEARER THE ORIGINS OF BOWLBY'S INTEREST IN HUMAN BEHAVIOUR GREAT FOR ANYONE STUDYING COUNSELLING/PSYCHOTHERAPY OR OTHER SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS RELATED STUDY/INTEREST.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good read, 18 Feb. 2013
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A really good book and full of interesting facts and information about the theory of bowbly some really good information thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bowlby the great!, 28 May 2014
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What a fantastic man John Bowlby was! Everyone should get to know him. I gave the man Bowlby the 5 stars, not necessarily the author. At times the author's "unique" writing style lost me. Dont know why that is. But the overall learning about a truly incredible human being made it worth reading in the end. Am going to read much more about Bowlby since having read this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, 25 Mar. 2014
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This book will provide the history of attachment and critics behind it. You have a good insight of this book well deliver.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 1 May 2015
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Good read and reference
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