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The Attachment Bond: Affectional Ties across the Lifespan

The Attachment Bond: Affectional Ties across the Lifespan

by Virginia M. Shiller

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The Attachment Bond: Affectional Ties across the Lifespan draws together and evaluates the vast body of research on the causes and consequences of attachment security in infants, growing children, and adults. Reviewing and synthesizing the results of five decades of attachment theory and research in the fields of developmental, clinical, and social and personality psychology, Virginia M. Shiller succinctly summarizes the most important findings regarding the significance of early as well as ongoing security in attachment relationships. Conclusions from studies conducted around the globe inform the reader of the impact of relational experiences in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood on the social, emotional, and physical well-being of individuals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498522533
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 01/15/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Virginia M. Shiller is licensed psychologist and assistant clinical professor at the Yale University Child Study Center.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Nonsense, Common Sense, and (a little) Research: Birth of the Study of Attachment
Chapter 2 First Bonds: Infants and Parents
Chapter 3 How Do Attachment Relationships Lay the Groundwork for Future Development
Chapter 4 Toddlers and Preschoolers: Bonds with Parents, Teachers, and Peers
Chapter 5 Mothers, Fathers, and their Own Histories of Attachment
Chapter 6 Attachment Security: Links to Adaptation in Middle Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 7 Bonds in Adulthood: Becoming and Remaining a Couple
Chapter 8 Practical Issues: The Impact of Attachment Parenting, Childcare, and Post-Divorce Overnight Visitation on Young Children
Conclusion Putting it All Together: The Role of Attachment through the Lifespan

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