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What is a 'function' in psychology?

My mind is drawing a blank in terms of the definition.

In context, how would you determine what a function is, such as "attachment is a function of communication".

Does this mean that attachment is due to/originates from communication? Or would it mean that communication develops due to communication? Or am I just getting completely muddled?

Thank you!
Yep I'd say you've pretty much got it.
I interpreted that phrase as saying that people create attachments by communicating with others.
I wouldn't say communication is the cause of creating attachments because its got something to do with our mental processes, but it's definitely an effect of it!
Thank you for confirming! The question was wrote awkwardly, so I just wanted to see if I was interpreting it right!

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