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Criminal Justice: Attachment Theory

Key Theorists and Researchers

"In developmental psychology, attachment refers to the relationship between a baby or child and a caregiver to whom the child turns for love and protection, especially when fear or anxiety is experienced...When attachments are secure, future relationships are likely to be fulfilling and rewarding, but attachment insecurity gives rise to relationships that are prone to anxiety, jealousy and discontent" (Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychology).

John Bowlby

Mary Ainsworth

Mary Main

Judith Solomon


Videos available in DVD format, as well as videos placed On Reserve, are kept at the library's front desk.

Videos may be checked out of the library for one week. 

Introduction to Bowlby's Work

Types of Attachment

Books in the Library

Circulating titles are located upstairs on the 2nd floor.  These titles can be checked out of the library for a 28-day loan period.  You will need your Roadrunner Card to check out books. 

These are just a few of the many titles available in the library.  To locate more, search the GIL-Online catalog.