One of the areas of social and emotional development studied by developmental psychologists is the concept of infant attachment to a parent or caregiver. The process of attachment typically occurs during the 5th to the 9th month of life. Review John Bowlby and Ainsworth’s attachment theory. How important is it for infants to form a good attachment to their caregivers? Pick one of the attachment theories, give an example, and explain a good or a problem that could occur with attachment.