Monster Essays - Psychological Bond Between Infants and Parents
Psychological Bond Between Infants and Parents
An attachment is defined as a psychological bond between an infant and his or her primary caregiver Bowlby (1969). Attachment provides a secure emotional base from which mature relationships develop. Research shows that inadequate attachment such as, malnutrition and any type of abuse, hinders the social and emotional development throughout life.
Attachment behaviors are discrete observable behaviors such as smiling, crying, clinging, etc. These behaviors are used to bring the adult into the proxim....