What is attachment theory?

Do you really know?

Oct 2 2023 • 4 mins

Each of us has our own unique experience of social bonds, influenced by our childhood, previous relationships, and personality. And there’s actually a psychological theory that helps explain how we experience our relationships: attachment theory. In psychology, attachment is the strong bond between an individual and an "attachment figure." In most cases, our first attachment figure is the parent who takes care of us by meeting our needs from birth. Later on, the bond can become reciprocal between two adults, friends, or lovers. Who theorised attachment? What are the different attachment styles? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions! To listen to the last episodes, you can click here : What is house hushing? What is a caffè sospeso? Why do my eyelids twitch when I’m tired? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices