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Adult Attachment. A Concise Introduction to Theory and by Omri Gillath

By Omri Gillath

Adult Attachment: A Concise creation to thought and learn is an easy-to-read and hugely obtainable reference on attachment that offers with a few of the key techniques and themes studied inside attachment concept. This booklet is made out of a sequence of chapters framed through universal questions which are ordinarily requested through rookies coming into the sphere of attachment. The content material of every bankruptcy specializes in answering this overarching query.

Topics at the improvement of attachment are coated from assorted degrees of research, together with species, person, and courting degrees, operating types of attachment, attachment features and hierarchies, attachment balance and alter through the years and throughout occasions, courting contexts, the cognitive underpinnings of attachment and its activation of enhancement through priming, the interaction among the attachment behavioral process and different behavioral platforms, the results of context on attachment, the contribution of physiology/neurology and genetics to attachment, the associations/differences among attachment and temperament, the conceptualization and size of attachment, and the organization among attachment and psychopathology/therapy.

  • Uses a question-and-answer layout to handle crucial issues inside attachment theory
  • Presents details in an easy, easy-to-understand approach to determine accessibility for rookies within the box of attachment
  • Covers the most techniques and matters that relate to attachment concept, therefore making sure readers increase a robust beginning in attachment conception that they could then practice to the examine of relationships
  • Addresses destiny instructions within the box of attachment theory
  • Concisely covers fabric, making sure students and execs can quick get up-to-speed with the newest learn

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In short, a grand theory typically goes after more than one kind of “why” when it comes to understanding behavior and experience. Attachment theory is one of only a few contemporary theories in social and personality psychology that attempt to answer “why” questions from multiple timescales and perspectives. As such, it provides novel insights into a variety of questions, including what grief is, why people fall in love, and why human connection is a fundamental part of personality development.

Thus, during this period of time they become capable of expressing fully proximity-seeking, safe haven, and secure-base behavior. , 1978; Bowlby, 1969/1982). Bowlby (1969/1982) also discussed the concept of a goal-corrected partnership to characterize the way the attachment bond functions when children are approximately 3 years old. As infants get older, they begin to organize their attachment behavior in ways that reflect their greater cognitive sophistication. They understand, for example, that they can negotiate proximity to the attachment figure at both psychological and symbolic levels rather than physical levels alone (eg, the child may take an object that belongs to the parent on an overnight trip as a way of feeling closer to the parent).

For example, Nickerson and Nagle (2005) found that children who viewed their relationships with their parents as less secure were more likely to select peers to fulfill attachment functions. Friedlmeier and Granqvist (2006) found that self-reports of insecure attachment to mother, combined with high degrees of attachment-related anxiety, were related to a higher degree of attachment transfer from parents to peers. Moreover, Freeman and Brown (2001) found that adolescents who were more generally insecure in their attachment orientation were more likely to nominate their boyfriends, girlfriends, and best friends as attachment figures.

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