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How Insecure Attachment in Early Childhood Impact Romantic Attachments Later in Life

Anna Crosby

Introduction to Psychology

How Insecure Attachment in Early Childhood Impact Romantic Attachments Later in Life

The fact that early childhood experiences have significant impacts on later human developments is undisputable. The childhood experiences account for adulthood differences in many aspects of life such as behavior, social skills, cognition, personality, emotional response and romantic relationships among others. Some psychoanalysts argue that early positive childhood experiences play a pivotal role in determining the long term developmental outcomes in adulthood. It also guarantees children protection against subsequent trauma. Early childhood experiences, especially those related to emotions or affection received from other people, induces a sense of organization or a pattern in structural growths that enhance and expand functional capabilities later in life. According to Amato & Keith (2001), these early childhood experiences cultivate development of unique characters and personalities, leading to thriving of adaptive capacities that build resistance of the individual against vulnerabilities and other forms of future pathologies. A certain empirical research revealed that, children, immediately after birth, are endowed with competence as well as social responsiveness and they are able to decipher what is in their environment that we can imagine. Contrary to people’s notion that infants are passive and that they only respond to environmental stimuli, recent studies have shown amazing behavioral abilities that infants have. During the first few minutes and hours of their lives, infants can hear, see and respond to rhythms of their mothers…...

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