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The Psychology of Attachment

A beginner's course in child attachment psychology

3.5 / 5.0
56 students2 hours 25 minutes

Created by Curious Criminology, offered on Udemy

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Have you ever wondered how children and caregivers form the most effective attachments? How can we research attachments as part of psychological research? Have you considered the processes involved in attachment forming? How do you think living in an orphanage might affect development? Is there a clear link between the type of attachment and criminal behaviours? Do you think the role of the father figure is as important as the role of the mother figure?

Join me and we will explore key psychological research relating to the development of attachments and how certain types of attachment can impact our later relationships. We will also consider core animal studies used as a basis of early attachment theories.

Key psychological theories and research terminology will also be embedded within the content to support students who are interested in further study in the field of psychology.

This course would be suitable either as a personal interest course or for anyone working with children or supporting adults in understanding their thoughts and behaviours regarding relationships.

Your knowledge of key content will be checked throughout the course via quizzes and moments during the lectures where you should pause and consider the questions posed.

I hope you enjoy the course as much as I enjoy teaching this topic.

What you will learn

  • You will learn how to observe effective attachments in children.
  • You will gain skills in applying key psychological concepts to case studies of attachment.
  • You will be able to evaluate the usefulness of psychological research in attachment and develop critical thinking skills
  • You will gain confidence in understanding the complex nature and impact of early attachments between children and their caregivers.
  • You will develop a range of key terminology to support future learning in the field of psychology.


  • This is a beginner's course.
  • An interest in either psychology and/or child development is required.
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  • Price: $19.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 2 hours 25 minutes
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bestcourses score: 3.2/10

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