Attachment Theory, Separation Anxiety, and Mourning


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Attachment theory is a way of conceptualizing the propensity of human beings to make strong affectional bonds to particular others and the many forms of emotional distress and disturbance, which include anxiety, anger, and depression, to which unwilling separation and loss give rise. (52 pp.)

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5 comments on “Attachment Theory, Separation Anxiety, and Mourning

  • Ruth Farrow says:

    United Kingdom:

    Help for students whilst in isolation at this present time. Trying to organise materials to help them whilst arranging children etc.
    Many thanks

  • Doris M. Mason says:


    I’m eager to read this book. Many of my clients have damaged attachment in their adult intimate relationships.
    Thank you.

  • Carrie Richards-Watkins says:

    United Kingdom:

    University student; having access in this way is SO helpful! Thank you!

  • united kingdom:

    Writing my masters thesis. Finding the book really helpful and interesting. Hope to learn more from it as it unravels. Thank you.

  • Anita Sydow says:


    Just started an MA course and this is on the reading list. I am finding Bowlby very readable and this book will form part of my first essay! Thank you

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