The Psychology of Attachment: Parent and Child
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Social Sciences
Course Number: NPSY 3213
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course explores pioneering scientific research in child development, particularly the models developed by John Bowlby and Daniel N. Stern. Bowlby's theories of attachment, separation, and loss in childhood are reviewed and placed in the context of current child development research projects in biology, anthropology, and psychology. Special attention is paid to Stern's ongoing work in mother-child attunement and to key attachment theorists like Mary Ainsworth, Melvin Konner, Margaret Mahler, Harry Harlow, L. Alan Strowfe, Marshal Klaus, and John Kennell.