- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Basic Books; Reprint edition (1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0465075975
- ISBN-13: 978-0465075973
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development Reprint Edition
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From Library Journal
This collection of recent lectures by a British psychiatrist supports the theory that there are three patterns of parent-child attachmentsecure, anxious resistant, and anxious avoidantand explores the consequences of all three. Bowlby affirms that the psychologically healthy person is one who has learned to explore the world confidently, returning to an attachment figure for affirmation and comfort when necessary. The sections on delinquency and family violence and on adults suffering from an "amnesia" imposed on them as children are compelling in their practical applications. Recommended for academic libraries but of limited value to the layperson or parent. Nancy M. Laskowski, Free Lib. of Philadelphia
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
The world-famous psychiatrist and author of the classic works 'Attachment, Separation, and Loss' offers important guidelines for child rearing based on the crucial role of early intimate relationships.
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It made me think about how therapists often fail to express their feelings in therapy just as in the world we live. I can only hope that parents read this book to give an insight into what distressing effects they can have on children when they threaten abandonment or attempt to have the child act as a mother or father figure to them!