(Basic Books Classics)
John Bowlby The first volume of John Bowlby's Attachment
series examines the nature of the child's ties to the mother. Beginning
with a discussion of instinctive behavior, its causation, functioning,
and ontogeny, Bowlby proceeds to a theoretical formulation of attachment
behavior--how it develops, how it is maintained, what functions it fulfills.
In the fifteen years since Attachment was first published, there
have been major developments in both theoretical discussion and empirical
research on attachment. The second edition, with two wholly new chapters
and substantial revisions, incorporates these developments and assesses
their importance to attachment theory.