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Attachment behaviour refers to the psychological and biological repertoire of actions that leads to the formation and maintenance of significant relationships. As described by Bowlby is is proximity-seeking behavior[1]. Attachment behavior is activated when the individual experiences some threat and then seeks proximity to a preferred other and experiences a sense of safety and security in the presence of that other.


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  1. Bowlby, Secure Base, (1988) NY: Basic Books

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