Bowlby's Attachment Theory

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Social relationship is very important to individuals. It can affect individual’s working efficiency, corporation and even the personality. In this essay, three types of caring attachment will be introduced. Also, the influence from each attachment among the caregivers in baby’s childhood and adulthood will be discussed. Bowlby (1988) used attachment theory to explain that how the relationship between the infants and caregiver influenced infants' development. Attachment can determine the wariness of strangers in infants and the fear feeling of being separated from the caregivers. Separation anxiety can be usually seen when infants are separated with caregivers at the age about 6-8 months. In fact, infants increase preference to caregivers and…show more content…
Caregivers set up rules with children and never force them, they are supportive to children and respect to their decisions or opinions. Children will be awarded when they do something good. These styles shaped the children to be responsible, easygoing, and independent and intelligence. Thus, this explains that why infants love social activities and able to develop stable relationship with others afterwards. Moreover, good working ability is developed due to high self-esteem and EQ. They are optimistic and able to cope with stress easily. As a result, they may gain good achievement in adulthood. Under the influence of caregiver’s behavior, infants might easily tend to develop Authoritative parenting style when they grow up. However, if caregivers among this attachment are over protective or love to the infants, infants might develop to be Narcissism. They will think that they should worthy of being…show more content…
Caregivers make the rules without communicating with children but have no enforcement. Caregivers spoil the children with love but never punish on them. They have little demands and expectations in children’s future. They accept all the good behaviors and never show impatience or anger. They only support and praise the children. This enhances negative effect to children. Consequently infants become impulsive and aggressive. They do not listen to caregivers and have low achievement orientation. Also, they might get angry easily but turn to positive mood quickly. While in adulthood, the working efficiency is low because of purposeless and always uses selfish way to solve the problems. They might rely on caregivers but resist other’s social activity. Thus, the relationship with others is unstable and superficial. Then, infants might easily tend to develop the permissive-indulgent style parenting style afterwards under the caregiver’s
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