John Bowlby's Theory
Evolutionary Theory! By: Aluel Riak
What was Bowlby's Theory?
John Bowlby was a psychoanalyst and he believed that the mental health and behavioral problems could be attributed to early childhood. Bowlby's evolutionary theory of attachment said that kids come into the world biologically pre-programmed to " Form attachments with others this will help them survive"(Bowlby).
What type of Research did Bowlby use?
in 1969 he studied mother infant interactions and concluded infant smiling, babbling crying and cooing.
John Bowlby's Attachment theory
Stage 1: Pre-attachment (Birth to 6 weeks)
baby into close proximity with their caregiver. Babies can recognize a caretakers smell and voice and are comforted by these things. When the caretaker picks up the baby or smiles at her, the beginning of attachment are forming.