Attachment theory: Retrospect and prospect.

  title={Attachment theory: Retrospect and prospect.},
  author={I. Bretherton},
  journal={Monographs of The Society for Research in Child Development},
  • I. Bretherton
  • Published 1985
  • Psychology
  • Monographs of The Society for Research in Child Development
  • This chapter has several major aims. The first is to provide an overview of attachment theory as presented by John Bowlby in the three volumes of Attachment and Loss (1969/1982b, 1973, 1980), giving special emphasis to two major ideas: (1) attachment as grounded in a motivational-behavioral control system that is preferentially responsive to a small number of familiar caregiving figures and (2) the construction of complementary internal working models of attachment figures and of the self… CONTINUE READING
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