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Bowlby, J. (1969). Attachment and Loss: Volume I: Attachment. The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 79:1-401. London: The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-Analysis.

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(1969). The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 79:1-401. London: The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-Analysis.

Attachment and Loss: Volume I: Attachment

John Bowlby

Mother and child of the Matto Grosso, Amazon basin

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Preface xi
Acknowledgements xvii
1 Point of View 3
  Some characteristics of the present approach 5
  Theories of motivation 13
  Note on the concept of feedback in Freud's theorising 22
2 Observations to be Explained 24
3 Instinctive Behaviour: An Alternative Model 37
  Introduction 37
  Some principles of control systems 41
  Control systems and instinctive behaviour 44
  Adaptation: system and environment 50
  Note on literature 56
4 Man's Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness 58
5 Behavioural Systems Mediating Instinctive Behaviour 65
  Types of behavioural system 65
  Co-ordination of behavioural systems 74
  Higher processes of integration and control 80
6 Causation of Instinctive Behaviour 85
  Activation and termination of behavioural systems 85
  Incompatible behavioural systems: results of simultaneous activation 97
  Sensory input and its transformation 102
7 Appraising and Selecting: Feeling and Emotion 104
  Introduction 104
  Philosophical problems 106
  Processes that are felt 109

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