Handbook of Attachment, Second Edition: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications / Edition 2

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Overview

From foremost authorities, this comprehensive work is more than just the standard reference on attachment-it has “become indispensable” in the field. Coverage includes the origins and development of attachment theory; biological and evolutionary perspectives; and the role of attachment processes in personality, relationships, and mental health across the lifespan.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description: This comprehensive handbook on attachment builds upon the landmark work of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, integrating theory and research with clinical practice. This updates the first edition of 1999.
Purpose: According to the editors, "in order to make optimal use of the theory as a researcher, clinician, or teacher, one has to know what Bowlby and Ainsworth originally said; what subsequent research has revealed; which measures of attachment have been developed as well as what they actually measure; and what recent theoretical and empirical developments contribute to the overall 'story' of attachment relationships and personality development. The purpose of the present volume is to satisfy these important professional needs."
Audience: Graduate students in developmental, social, and clinical psychology are the intended audience. Dr. Cassidy, professor of psychology at the University of Maryland, conducts research on attachment, social, and emotional development in children and adolescents and is co-editor of the journal Attachment and Human Development. Dr. Shaver, distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California Davis, conducts research on attachment, human motivation, and emotion and is president of the International Association for Relationship Research. The contributors represent international authorship from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, and Israel.
Features: An introduction to attachment theory begins the book. Next, evolutionary and psychological origins are addressed. The book spends considerable time discussing attachment behavior across the lifespan. Clinical applications are included, especially involving the relationship between attachment and psychopathology. The book ends with special areas where attachment plays an important factor, including cross-cultural applications, religion, divorce, and child care policies. Among the particularly interesting topics is the discussion of Bowlby's views and current controversies (chapter 3) on disordered mourning, detachment, and resolution. The chapter on attachment in middle and later life (chapter 24) discusses whether distributions of attachment styles found in children are replicated in older adults. The chapter on attachment and religion (chapter 38) is fascinating reading about how people maintain proximity to God. There is both a subject and author index. The book could have benefited from more tables and figures to add clarity, especially since so much research is presented.
Assessment: This excellent book is a comprehensive look at the classic theory of attachment. It masterfully weaves theory and research with clinical practice. If you want to know about attachment, this is the book to have, though you should probably read Bowlby's Attachment and Loss series first, since it is the foundation for this book. This new edition is certainly justified. It has been almost 10 years since the publication of the previous edition of this book and the field has advanced, especially in the area of neuroscience and behavioral genetics. New chapters have been added and others have been revised to reflect current research findings.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D. (Cermak Health Services)
Description: This comprehensive handbook on attachment builds upon the landmark work of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, integrating theory and research with clinical practice. This updates the first edition of 1999.
Purpose: According to the editors, "in order to make optimal use of the theory as a researcher, clinician, or teacher, one has to know what Bowlby and Ainsworth originally said; what subsequent research has revealed; which measures of attachment have been developed as well as what they actually measure; and what recent theoretical and empirical developments contribute to the overall 'story' of attachment relationships and personality development. The purpose of the present volume is to satisfy these important professional needs."
Audience: Graduate students in developmental, social, and clinical psychology are the intended audience. Dr. Cassidy, professor of psychology at the University of Maryland, conducts research on attachment, social, and emotional development in children and adolescents and is co-editor of the journal Attachment and Human Development. Dr. Shaver, distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California Davis, conducts research on attachment, human motivation, and emotion and is president of the International Association for Relationship Research. The contributors represent international authorship from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, and Israel.
Features: An introduction to attachment theory begins the book. Next, evolutionary and psychological origins are addressed. The book spends considerable time discussing attachment behavior across the lifespan. Clinical applications are included, especially involving the relationship between attachment and psychopathology. The book ends with special areas where attachment plays an important factor, including cross-cultural applications, religion, divorce, and child care policies. Among the particularly interesting topics is the discussion of Bowlby's views and current controversies (chapter 3) on disordered mourning, detachment, and resolution. The chapter on attachment in middle and later life (chapter 24) discusses whether distributions of attachment styles found in children are replicated in older adults. The chapter on attachment and religion (chapter 38) is fascinating reading about how people maintain proximity to God. There is both a subject and author index. The book could have benefited from more tables and figures to add clarity, especially since so much research is presented.
Assessment: This excellent book is a comprehensive look at the classic theory of attachment. It masterfully weaves theory and research with clinical practice. If you want to know about attachment, this is the book to have, though you should probably read Bowlby's Attachment and Loss series first, since it is the foundation for this book. This new edition is certainly justified. It has been almost 10 years since the publication of the previous edition of this book and the field has advanced, especially in the area of neuroscience and behavioral genetics. New chapters have been added and others have been revised to reflect current research findings.
Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

"The authors, Jude Cassidy and Philip Shaver, are well known figures in the attachment field. They have accomplished an unbelievable intellectual feat on these pages by balancing the most recent neurobiological advances in attachment research and preserving the foundational elements of attachment theory derived from psychoanalysis, ethology, and developmental psychology....This book belongs in departmental libraries and retains its position as an authoritative volume on attachment theory including research and clinical applications."--Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Behavior Therapist

"An essential reference for researchers who focus on attachment, but it also has tremendous relevance for clinicians who are interested in the biological, cognitive, and emotional underpinnings of interpersonal relationships, psychopathology, the process of therapy with different clients, and therapeutic change....The chapter authors are all experts, and many are leading researchers in the areas they review....Cuts across disciplines to discuss a wide range of issues relevant to clinicians, and as the title indicates, attempts to pull out the clinical applications in each area....Very interesting reading for clinicians and researchers who wish to understand theory and empirical research relevant to client conceptualization and treatment."--Behavior Therapist
From the Publisher

"The growth of attachment theory and research continues apace. The first edition of the Handbook of Attachment was a great help for scholarship and teaching. With this second edition, it has become indispensable. Show me a similar volume in any other field that so artfully integrates work on behavior, cognition, and emotion across such a wide range of ages and contexts! This is exactly what John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth hoped to set in train."—Everett Waters, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University

"This revised, thoroughly up-to-date volume documents the vibrancy and extraordinary breadth of attachment theory. No other theory has such an extensive conceptual span—from biology and lifespan development to emotion, relationships, psychopathology, and interventions. This volume is a 'must read' for graduate students and scholars who want to keep up with attachment theory's explosive run through the human sciences."—Harry Reis, PhD, Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester

"Destined to become a classic reference work in the field. All chapters are completely updated, and important new topics have been added that make this an even more compelling volume than its predecessor. This book belongs in the library of professionals and graduate students in developmental and clinical psychology, pediatrics, and psychiatry."—Dante Cicchetti, PhD, McKnight Presidential Chair and Professor, Institute of Child Development and Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

"From its first appearance, the Handbook defied superlatives and instantly established itself as the attachment 'bible,' which no self-respecting child development researcher, couple counselor, or progressive psychotherapist could afford to be without. This new edition surpasses even its predecessor, with stellar contributors combining cutting-edge research findings and penetrating clinical observation. The ever-expanding field of attachment is here comprehensively charted and monitored with awe-inspiring elegance and concision."—Jeremy Holmes, MD, FRCPsych, Professor of Psychological Therapies, University of Exeter, UK

EABP Newsletter

"Serves as a readable guide with an abundance of information essential to anyone studying attachment, whether it be to a first time student or a seasoned scholar in the field."--EABP Newsletter
Behavior Therapist
"An essential reference for researchers who focus on attachment, but it also has tremendous relevance for clinicians who are interested in the biological, cognitive, and emotional underpinnings of interpersonal relationships, psychopathology, the process of therapy with different clients, and therapeutic change....The chapter authors are all experts, and many are leading researchers in the areas they review....Cuts across disciplines to discuss a wide range of issues relevant to clinicians, and as the title indicates, attempts to pull out the clinical applications in each area....Very interesting reading for clinicians and researchers who wish to understand theory and empirical research relevant to client conceptualization and treatment."—Behavior Therapist
From the Publisher
"I have used this volume successfully in a doctoral seminar in counseling. My students found it to be an excellent resource, one that they will keep on their bookshelves for years."—Richard Lanthier, PhD, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University
 
"The growth of attachment theory and research continues apace. This book is more than just a great help for scholarship and teaching—it has become indispensable. Show me a similar volume in any other field that so artfully integrates work on behavior, cognition, and emotion across such a wide range of ages and contexts! This is exactly what John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth hoped to set in train."—Everett Waters, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University
 
"This handbook documents the vibrancy and extraordinary breadth of attachment theory. No other theory has such an extensive conceptual span—from biology and lifespan development to emotion, relationships, psychopathology, and interventions. This volume is a 'must read' for graduate students and scholars who want to keep up with attachment theory's explosive run through the human sciences."—Harry Reis, PhD, Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester

"Destined to become a classic reference work in the field. This book belongs in the library of professionals and graduate students in developmental and clinical psychology, pediatrics, and psychiatry."—Dante Cicchetti, PhD, McKnight Presidential Chair and Professor, Institute of Child Development and Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

"From its first appearance, the Handbook defied superlatives and instantly established itself as the attachment 'bible,' which no self-respecting child development researcher, couple counselor, or progressive psychotherapist could afford to be without. Stellar contributors combine cutting-edge research findings and penetrating clinical observation. The ever-expanding field of attachment is here comprehensively charted and monitored with awe-inspiring elegance and concision."—Jeremy Holmes, MD, FRCPsych, Professor of Psychological Therapies, University of Exeter, UK

EABP Newsletter
"Serves as a readable guide with an abundance of information essential to anyone studying attachment, whether it be to a first time student or a seasoned scholar in the field."—EABP Newsletter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593858742
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/22/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1020
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Jude Cassidy, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland and Director of the Maryland Child and Family Development Laboratory. Her research focuses on attachment, social and emotional development in children and adolescents, social information processing, peer relations, and early intervention. Dr. Cassidy serves as coeditor of the journal Attachment and Human Development. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, and received a Boyd R. McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association.

Phillip R. Shaver, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. He has published several books and over 200 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Shaver's research focuses on attachment, human motivation and emotion, close relationships, personality development, and the effects of meditation on behavior and brain. He is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. He received a Distinguished Career Award from the International Association for Relationship Research and is currently President of that organization.

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Table of Contents

I. Overview of Attachment Theory
1. The Nature of the Child's Ties, Jude Cassidy
2. Disruptions in Attachment Bonds: Implications for Theory, Research, and Clinical Intervention, Roger Kobak and Stephanie Madsen
3. Attachment, Loss, and Grief: Bowlby's Views and Current Controversies, Phillip R. Shaver and R. Chris Fraley
4. Individual Differences in Infant–Caregiver Attachment: Conceptual and Empirical Aspects of Security, Nancy S. Weinfield, L. Alan Sroufe, Byron Egeland, and Elizabeth Carlson
5. Internal Working Models in Attachment Relationships: Elaborating a Central Construct in Attachment Theory, Inge Bretherton and Kristine A. Munholland
II. Biological Perspectives
6. Attachment Theory within a Modern Evolutionary Framework, Jeffry A. Simpson and Jay Belsky
7. Psychobiological Origins of Infant Attachment and Its Role in Development, H. Jonathan Polan and Myron A. Hofer
8. Attachment in Rhesus Monkeys, Stephen J. Suomi
9. Attachment and Temperament: Additive and Interactive Influences on Behavior, Affect, and Cognition during Infancy and Childhood, Brian E. Vaughn, Kelly K. Bost, and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn
10. Studying the Biology of Human Attachment, Nathan A. Fox and Amie Ashley Hane
11. Toward a Neuroscience of Attachment, James A. Coan
III. Attachment in Infancy and Childhood
12. Normative Development: The Ontogeny of Attachment, Robert S. Marvin and Preston A. Britner
13. Precursors of Attachment Security, Jay Belsky and R. M. Pasco Fearon
14. Attachment Relationships in the Context of Multiple Caregivers, Carollee Howes and Susan Spieker
15. The Influence of Early Attachments on Other Relationships, Lisa J. Berlin, Jude Cassidy, and Karen Appleyard
16. Early Attachment and Later Development: Familiar Questions, New Answers, Ross A. Thompson
17. Attachment in Middle Childhood, Kathryn A. Kerns
18. The Measurement of Attachment Security and Related Constructs in Infancy and Early Childhood, Judith Solomon and Carol George
IV. Attachment in Adolescence and Adulthood
19. The Attachment System in Adolescence, Joseph P. Allen
20. Pair Bonds as Attachments: Reevaluating the Evidence, Debra Zeifman and Cindy Hazan
21. Adult Romantic Attachment: Developments in the Study of Couple Relationships, Judith A. Feeney
22. Same-Sex Romantic Attachment, Jonathan J. Mohr
23. Adult Attachment and Affect Regulation, Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver
24. Attachment in Middle and Later Life, Carol Magai
25.The Adult Attachment Interview: Protocol, Method of Analysis, and Empirical Studies, Erik Hesse
26. Measurement of Individual Differences in Adolescent and Adult Attachment, Judith A. Crowell, R. Chris Fraley, and Phillip R. Shaver
V. Psychopathology and Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory and Research
27. Attachment and Psychopathology in Childhood, Michelle DeKlyen and Mark T. Greenberg
28. Attachment Disorganization: Genetic Factors, Parenting Contexts, and Developmental Transformation from Infancy to Adulthood, Karlen Lyons-Ruth and Deborah Jacobvitz
29. Challenges to the Development of Attachment Relationships Faced by Young Children in Foster and Adoptive Care, Mary Dozier and Michael Rutter
30. Attachment and Psychopathology in Adulthood, Mary Dozier, K. Chase Stovall-McClough, and Kathleen E. Albus
31. Prevention and Intervention Programs for Supporting Early Attachment Security, Lisa J. Berlin, Charles H. Zeanah, and Alicia F. Lieberman
32. The Implications of Attachment Theory and Research for Adult Psychotherapy: Research and Clinical Perspectives, Arietta Slade
33. Psychoanalytic Constructs and Attachment Theory and Research, Peter Fonagy, George Gergely, and Mary Target
34. Couple and Family Therapy: An Attachment Perspective, Susan M. Johnson
VI. Systems, Culture, and Context
35. The Caregiving System: A Behavioral Systems Approach to Parenting, Carol George and Judith Solomon
36. A Wider View of Attachment and Exploration: The Influence of Mothers and Fathers on the Development of Psychological Security from Infancy to Young Adulthood, Karin Grossmann, Klaus E. Grossmann, Heinz Kindler, and Peter Zimmermann
37. Cross-Cultural Patterns of Attachment: Universal and Contextual Dimensions, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn and Abraham Sagi-Schwartz
38. Attachment and Religious Representations and Behavior, Pehr Granqvist and Lee A. Kirkpatrick
39. An Attachment-Theoretical Perspective on Divorce, Brooke C. Feeney and Joan K. Monin
40. Implications of Attachment Theory and Research for Child Care Policies, Michael Rutter

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