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in Education, Personal Growth, Health, Business, Ecology and the Arts 

Volume 2 - No. 3 -  Autumn 2014


Main Theme

"Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin" - Marlene Dietrich


A Layman's Guide to Attachment Theory

The principal tenet of attachment theory is that primary caregivers, usually parents, form a bond with an infant and respond to its needs, allowing the child to develop a sense of security. The infant learns to rely upon the caregiver and a secure base for the child's further development is thus created.

Our Main Theme article describes the history of this theory and takes views and commentary from a variety of sources.

By a happy coincidence we have reviews of two books on attachment theory in our Book Review section.