Attachment In Early Life Essay

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Introduction Attachment is the emotional bond between a child and parent. This bond can shape the way in which the child's emotional and social development can phase out throughout it’s lifetime. Both attachment and temperament have shown robust associations with children’s peer functioning (Berlin et al,, 2008.) Early attachment within the child's life has an impact on the developing brain, which can result in lasting effects at a neuronal level (Schore, 1994.) Of course the importance of attachment does not cease right after a child s early life, however the focus of my essay is to be concentrated on the different theories and studies associated with early life attachment. I will also be discussing the four different types of attachment and…show more content…
There has also been a link connected between attachment and sensitivity which could lead to the explanation of further or lessened bonds between children and mothers. Infants whose mothers respond sensitively to their signals improve their chance of developing a secure relationship from 38 to 63 percent (Ijzendoorn & Bakermans-Kranenburg, 2004.) An example of acting sensitively towards ones child would be to respond constantly to their physical needs but also care for their emotional needs by spending time interacting and playing with…show more content…
I personally find early life attachment theories and studies to be extremely interesting, with a vast array of research and theories to follow, such as Bowlby and Berlin to only name two. As I stated earlier on in this assignment with reference to (Papalia et al., 1999), when a child is attached to an adult who nurtures them, they later on grow up to have a healthier and more emotionally stable state of mind. This furthers the statement in saying the developmental importance of early life attachment is key throughout the child’s lifetime.I hope I can explore this even further throughout my studies of
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