Attachment: Volume One of the Attachment and Loss Trilogy

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Publication date: 3 July 1997
Publisher: Pimlico

Pages: 448

In this classic work of psychology John Bowlby examines the processes that take place in attachment and separation and shows how experimental studies of children provide us with a recognisable behaviour pattern which is confirmed by discoveries in the biological sciences.

He makes clear that human attachment is an instinctive response to the need for protection against predators, and one as important for survival as nutrition and reproduction.