Attachment

Tali Shahar-Maharik, David Oppenheim, Inbar Ariav-Paraira

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Abstract

This article provides an overview of attachment theory, which focuses on the emotional bond tying a child to his or her caregivers. Attachment theory's origins and main hypotheses are discussed. The significance of early relationships for later developmental outcomes is emphasized. Other topics reviewed include the intergenerational transmission of attachment, assessment, clinical applications, developmental psychopathology and cultural aspects of attachment theory.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health, Third Edition
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-3
PublisherElsevier
PagesV1-143-V1-155
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9780323914987
ISBN (Print)9780323914970
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • Attachment
  • Attachment theory
  • Caregiver sensitivity
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Infant mental health
  • Infant-caregiver relations
  • Intergenerational transmission
  • Internal working models
  • Secure base
  • Security

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology

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