John Bowlby - From Psychoanalysis to Ethology: Unravelling the Roots of Attachment Theory

This accessible book draws on unique evidence from oral histories and little-known archive material to shed new light on the working relationships which led to John Bowlby s shift from psychoanalysis to ethology as a frame of reference and ultimately to the development of attachment theory. * A unique exploration of the origins of Bowlby s ideas and the critical transformation in his thinking offers an alternative to standard accounts of the origin of attachment theory * Explores the significance of Bowlby s influential working relationships with Robert Hinde, Harry Harlow, James Robertson and Mary Ainsworth * Provides students, academics, and practitioners with clear insights into the development of attachment theory * Accessible to general readers interested in psychology and psychoanalysis