Contributed to the development of the theory
Identify who or what contributed to the development of the theory. Were there key researchers or seminal research that led to the theory?
Record whether the theory emphasizes nature (biology), nurture (environment), or both.
List the primary characteristics or features of the theory (its key tenets and concepts). Be sure to include if a period of life is emphasized.
List the noteworthy strengths and weaknesses of the theory.
(Optional) Include any notes that you find helpful in understanding and applying the theory, such as potential contemporary themes or fields of research in which the theory could be applied.
The theory of attachment was developed by John Bowlby, a British psychologist. Bowlby was interested in the nature of the bond between infants and their caregivers, and he believed that this bond was essential for healthy development. He drew on a number of disciplines, including ethology, evolutionary biology, and psychoanalysis, to develop his theory.
Were there key researchers or seminal research that led to the theory?
Yes, there were a number of key researchers who contributed to the development of the theory of attachment. These include: