Illustrated an important application of ethological theory to human development he stressed that attachment to a caregiver over the first year of life has important consequences throughout the life span. The relative effects of maternal and child problems on the quality of attachment: a meta-analysis of attachment in clinical samples child development 199263(4):840-858 de wolff ms, van ijzendoorn mh sensitivity and attachment: a meta-analysis on parental antecedents of infant attachment child development 199768(4):571-591 rowe dc. Sensitivity also plays an important role in development of secure attachment between caregiver and infant on the other hand, the amount of time parents and children spend together is much less than what they do with that time.
For example, the research influenced the theoretical work of john bowlby, the most important psychologist in attachment theory it could also be seen a vital in convincing people about the importance of emotional care in hospitals, children's homes, and day care.
Participants agreed that while the quality of attachment in infancy does not predict the total behavior of a person, the first attachment does lay the foundation for handling subsequent phases of development. The purpose of this review is to present the basic concepts of attachment theory and temperament traits and to discuss the integration of these concepts into parenting practices attachment is a basic human need for a close and intimate relationship between infants and their caregivers responsive. The brain’s amazing plasticity at this stage of development sets a lifelong template for thoughts, feelings, behavior –and a variety of stress related disorders moreover, because the brain remains flexible throughout life , nonverbal communication retains the capacity to change.
Attachment theory has been the predominant framework for the study of parent-child relationships in early childhood, and may well provide a useful approach for understanding fathers and child development. Russian psychologist who stressed the importance of social and cultural influences in cognitive development developmetal psychology the branch of psychology that studies how people change over the lifespan.