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The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds: Volume 60 (Routledge Classics) by [Bowlby, John]
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'These essays, spanning twenty years of Bowlby's speaking about the forming and breaking of relationships of affection, are clear and systematic … They make an excellent introduction to his thought.' - British Journal of Psychiatry

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Dr John Bowlby (1907-1990) was the father of Attachment Theory. He worked for many years as Child and Family Psychiatrist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, and became internationally reknowned for his writings in the area of child psychiatry.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2737 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
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  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (6 Dec. 2012)
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  • Language: English
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Although sometimes I laboured through the lecture style delivery ( it is material from talks given) I have gained some very valuable "in a nut shell" gifts about the nature of how we relate. Hence my title about the existence of conflicting feelings.
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I bought this and "A Secure Base" in order to better understand attachment theory. Between the two books John Bowlby provides 15 lectures, being very informative about the history, contemporary issues at the time written, and suggestions for future development of attachment theory. Essential reading for any student interested in attachment theory.
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This book is deservedly a classic, referring to affectional bonds in the psychological sense of affect or emotion it is an innovative collection of essays from Bowlby.

Bowlby was an analyst who was central to developments placing psycho-analyse on a more scientific footing, in this book he contrasts analysis with social learning theory which he felt was more scientific proceeding from testable hypothesis, and focusing upon the development of psychological traits, ie attachment.

In many of the chapters Bowlby appears to be writing recommendations for further research or establishing the limitations of existing theory. This book is a good place to begin to discover Bowlby's essential ideas about attachment, bonding, seperation and loss, the emotional conflict this entails and resulting acquisition of emotional copeing skills and strategy in childhood. Included is some speculation about negative patterns of behaviour originating when secure attachment styles do not develop.

The book also serves as a fair critism of psycho-analysis in general at the time, in this respect its like Crisis of Psychoanalysis: Essays on Freud, Marx, and Social Psychology by Eric Fromm or some of Fromm's books in the routledge classics series. See The Dogma of Christ: And Other Essays on Religion, Psychology and Culture (Routledge Classics),
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Dense reading. Yes, it's a classic and worth having for some therapists for reference. But other resources explain his theory much more succinctly and clearly than he does himself.
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Absolutely perfect. Very very cheap. Did not expect the amazing quality. Thankyou very much.
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I found it very helpful for studying I am doing to get a degree, lots of good reading,
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Excellent lectures. Very useful information regarding couples emotions
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