Attachment and Development

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Attachment and Development is one of the few comprehensive and critica l overviews of theory and research in attachment across the lifespan. It provides a detailed examination of the factors that contribute to s haping early attachment and the effects of attachment on development, including social competence, mental health, and physical health. Speci al emphasis is given to newly emerging research on the role of cogniti on and emotion in internal working models of attachment, as well as to the role of ...

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Overview

Attachment and Development is one of the few comprehensive and critica l overviews of theory and research in attachment across the lifespan. It provides a detailed examination of the factors that contribute to s haping early attachment and the effects of attachment on development, including social competence, mental health, and physical health. Speci al emphasis is given to newly emerging research on the role of cogniti on and emotion in internal working models of attachment, as well as to the role of psychobiology. In order to achieve a balanced evaluation of this area as a whole, the book concludes with a critical appraisal of the contributions and limitations of attachment research and theory . An ideal resource for developmental psychology students, this text a lso serves as an up-to-date reference for professionals in related dis ciplines, such as nursing, social work, psychiatry, and education.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part I: Introduction
1. Origins of attachment theory
2. Early development and assessment of attachment in infancy
3. Later development and assessment of attachment beyond infancy
Part II: Antecedents of attachment
4. Caregiver influences on developing attachments
5. Infant influences on the development of attachment
6. Attachment in the family system
7. Beyond the family
8. Attachment under adversity
Part III: Correlates and effects of attachment
9. Attachment and emotion regulation
10. Attachment and information-processing
11. Attachment and social competence
12. The psychobiology of attachment
Part IV: Health implications of attachment
13. Attachment and mental health
14. Attachment and physical health
Part V: Evaluation of attachment theory and research
15. Attachment theory and research: an appraisal References Author Index Subject Index

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