Childhood, Attachment, and Behavior
This chapter focuses on two theoretical models of the relationship between childhood and adulthood, both of which have had a wide influence on psychology. Attachment theory, although originally derived from psychoanalysis, has developed a strong enough scientific base to join the mainstream of developmental psychology. I will describe the history of the attachment model, address its problems and limitations, and suggest how it might be improved. I will also consider briefly how behaviorism and cognitive-behavioral psychology have viewed the role of childhood in development.
The History of Attachment ...