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A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development

A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development
Author: John Bowlby
ISBN 13: 9780465075973
ISBN 10: 465075975
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 1988
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $24.50

"<>The world-famous psychiatrist and author of the classic works Attachment, Separation, and Loss offers important guidelines for child rearing based on the crucial role of early intimate relationships"

Library Journal

This collection of recent lectures by a British psychiatrist supports the theory that there are three patterns of parent-child attachmentsecure, anxious resistant, and anxious avoidantand explores the consequences of all three. Bowlby affirms that the psychologically healthy person is one who has learned to explore the world confidently, returning to an attachment figure for affirmation and comfort when necessary. The sections on delinquency and family violence and on adults suffering from an ``amnesia'' imposed on them as children are compelling in their practical applications. Recommended for academic libraries but of limited value to the layperson or parent. Nancy M. Laskowski, Free Lib. of Philadelphia