Attachment means the emotional and affectional bonds between a child and parent/carer or guardian.  This short section will look particularly at some of the early work of John Bowlby, some of the experimental work arising in the 1950s and 1960s and more currently work suggesting the impact upon the development of the neural pathways (the cognitive development) of the child reflecting either effective attachment or degrees of detachment.


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