Bowlby affronta da una prospettiva del tutto nuova un concetto fondamentale della psicoanalisi, quello delle radici del legame affettivo tra madre e bambino. La natura e l'origine di tale legame sono studiate partendo dal presupposto secondo cui comportamenti istintivi delle specie animali superiori e dell'uomo devono avere una matrice comune: la ricerca di tale matrice per quanto riguarda il comportamento di attaccamento costituisce appunto uno degli aspetti essenziali del libro.
Le ipotesi di Bowlby hanno trovato conferma in ulteriori studi sperimentali, che l'autore prende dettagliatamente in esame in questa seconda edizione riveduta e ampliata. Le conlcusioni si discostano in parte dalle posizioni di Freud e dalla concezione più generalmente accettata dagli studiosi di psicoanalisi: il comportamento di attaccamento non avrebbe radice nel soddisfacimento del bisogno di cibo da parte del bambino, ma costituirebbe un'autonoma pulsione primaria, di origine non strettamente biologica.
- ISBN: 8833956016
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 402
The theory of attachment is a deep passion of mine, and one I developed while attaining my BS in psychology. Later I studied under and worked with Tom Bower conducting infant research on newborns at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He taught me much about attachment as he had worked with John Bowlby.
This book begins as quite dry but once Bowlby begins talking about actual attachment it's very interesting. The preceding chapters (I'd guess over half the book) are focused on biology and evolutionary components that are interesting, but hard to apply directly to clinical work. It appears to me at
John Bowlby spent his professional life studying how a mother connects with her child and how children from the time of birth connect with his or her mother. This interaction is the major focus of attachment theory, Bowlby looks to biology and psychoanalytic thought as the perspectives offering hope Leggi tutto
A pretty interesting book, but not what I expected. It's very focused on attachment behaviour in animals, but when the author talks about human babies, is not very focused in the problems caused by bad attachment behaviour. And I have to recognize that the book is a bit boring...
Foundational seminal work from Bowlby. It is important reading in order to understand research that has built on Bowlby's work. This work is relevant still to contemporary understanding of human attachment. Essential reading to understand the effect of attachment on consequent loss.
I read both Volumes 1 and 2. I would probably rate this as 3.75 stars. It is not easy reading but it's fascinating. This book is groundbreaking not just because of the introduction to attachment theory but also due to his observational methodology which was a new method in psychological research.
A classic that everyone should read.
A great book helping me rethink my desastrous and damaging early childhood.
An insightful examination of the beginnings of childhood attachment theories.
it's good to help you finish your paper
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