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John Bowlby - From Psychoanalysis to Ethology. Unravelling the Roots of Attachment Theory. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2180789
  • Book
  • April 2011
  • 210 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This accessible book draws on unique evidence from oral histories and little-known archive material to shed new light on the working relationships which led to John Bowlby’s shift from psychoanalysis to ethology as a frame of reference – and ultimately to the development of attachment theory.
  • A unique exploration of the origins of Bowlby’s ideas and the critical transformation in his thinking – offers an alternative to standard accounts of the origin of attachment theory
  • Explores the significance of Bowlby’s influential working relationships with Robert Hinde, Harry Harlow, James Robertson and Mary Ainsworth
  • Provides students, academics, and practitioners with clear insights into the development of attachment theory
  • Accessible to general readers interested in psychology and psychoanalysis
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About the Author.

Foreword (Professor Jerome Kagan).



1 Biographical Notes and Early Career.

2 Loneliness in Infancy: The WHO Report and Issues of Separation.

3 Working with James Robertson: The Importance of Observation.

4 Bowlby’s Acquaintance with Ethology: The Work of Lorenz, Tinbergen, and Hinde.

5 From Theoretical Claims to Empirical Evidence: Harry Harlow and the Nature of Love.

6 Mary Ainsworth's Role in the Study of Attachment.



Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Frank C. P. van der Horst Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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