The attachment system
This co-ordinates proximity-seeking, in order to ensure protection or care of the individual

The fear/wariness system
This co-ordinates behaviour which involves the avoidance of people or events that could conceivably turn out to be dangerous to the individual

The affiliation system
This controls behaviour such as playful social interaction with other people"

The exploration system
This controls the investigation of the non-social environment

(Adapted from Bowlby, 1976)

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