What do we actually mean by ‘attachment’? How do different caregiving styles impact attachment in children? How do early caregiving experiences impact later development?
The Psychology of Attachment is an essential introduction to attachment, offering an accessible explanation of the theory, unpicking common misunderstandings, and providing a balanced overview of key research findings.
Topics covered include the following:
- The development of attachment during the first few years of life
- The impact of different caregiving behaviours on children’s attachment relationships
- The influence of attachment relationships on children’s behaviour and development
- The development of attachment relationships from infancy to adulthood
- Attachment in romantic relationships and religion
- Attachment-based interventions
This unique book introduces the reader to new ways of thinking about the role of relationships, caregiving, and child development, and the way in which they shape our lives.
Chapter 1: Ethological-Evolutionary Attachment Theory
Chapter 2: The Normative Tenets of Attachment Theory
Chapter 3: Individual Differences in Infant Attachment Patterns
Chapter 4: Disorganised Attachment and Attachment Beyond the Early Years
Chapter 5: The Adult Attachment Interview and Attachment in Adolescence
Chapter 6: Experiences in Close Relationships: Romantic Attachment and Religion
Chapter 7: Current Concerns in Attachment Research
Appendix: Key concepts