Bowlby's Attachment Theory Analysis

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Analytic enquiry of the middle child:
While we talk of the middle child and their behavior perhaps Bowlby 's attachment theory could bring more insight as we look into life of the middle child earlier in their life. Bowlby believed that that mental health and behavioral problems could be attributed to early childhood. Bowlby’s evolutionary theory of attachment suggests that children come into the world biologically preprogrammed to form attachments with others, because this will help them to survive. This attachment is primarily done with the mother and that humans have been actually developed a biological need to stay attached to the mother.
Bowlby postulates that this attachment figure this single attachment was a secure base for the child
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For each stage, Erikson 's theory explains what types of stimulation children need to master that stage and become productive and well-adjusted members of society and explains the types of problems and developmental delays that can result when this stimulation does not…show more content…
She is an extremely intelligent, calculative and intensely hard-working girl. Very ambitious ang goal oriented. She is witty and has an extremesly dry sense of humor and sometimes deliberately facetious. It is seen that she has a love hate relationship with her siblings and is constantly in squabbles with them. Her sister and brother is constantly a victinm of her manipupaltion and jokes, who are often seen as intellectually inferior and naive. Alex is seen as a precocious kid, displaying a sense of superiority because of her erudition, and constantly putting her accomplishments on display and demanding recognition for them. She 's an overachiever, she plays the cello and practices lacrosse; to better her arsenal getting her into a better college. She is often seen as overlooked and her wanting to leave the house as soon as possible. Her felt neglect also comes from the fact that her siblings are a handful and constantly in need of help. She is portaryed as the more stable and responsible one who has everything in order and in control. Like her father once said, she like a “self-cleaning oven”. Even in the series she 's always the of in the background and sometimes adding snark remarks and smart comebacks. Which brings me to this one episode where Alex is given a roper spotlight wher she seeks a therapist because she was having a breakdown because of stress from
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