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Bowlby, J. (1980). Attachment and Loss: Volume III: Loss, Sadness and Depression. The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 109:1-462. London: The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-Analysis.

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(1980). The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 109:1-462. London: The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-Analysis.

Attachment and Loss: Volume III: Loss, Sadness and Depression

John Bowlby


  Acknowledgements xiii
  Preface 1
  Part I: Observations, Concepts and Controversies
1 The Trauma of Loss 7
  Prelude 7
  Grief in infancy and early childhood 9
  Do young children mourn? a controversy 14
  Detachment 19
2 The Place of Loss and Mourning in Psychopathology 23
  A clinical tradition 23
  Ideas regarding the nature of mourning processes, healthy and pathological 24
  Ideas to account for individual differences n response to loss 34
3 Conceptual Framework 38
  Attachment theory: an outline 38
  Stressors and states of stress and distress 41
4 An Infomation Processing Approach to Defence 44
  A new approach 44
  Exclusion of information from further processing 44
  Subliminal perception and perceptual defence 46
  Stages at which processes of defensive exclusion may operate 52
  Self or selves 59
  Some consequences of defensive exclusion 64
  Conditions that promote defensive exclusion 69
  Defensive exclusion: adaptive or maladaptive 72
5 Plan of Work 75

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