John Bowlby

By: Brisa Ojeda

About Him..

Edward John Mostyn " John Bowlby " was a british psychologist notable for his interest in child development and his pioneering work in "The Attachment Theory"

John Bowlby was born February 26, 1907 London UK. He died September 2, 1990 Skye UK. His Education: Trinity College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge


  • John Bowlby suggests children come into the world biologically pre- programmed to form attachments with others to help survive
  • John Bowlby is influenced by ethological theory
  • Believed the consequences of maternal deprivation might include the fallowing: Delinquency, reduced intelligence, increased aggression, depression, and affectionless psychopathy