By Omri Gillath

Adult Attachment: A Concise creation to thought and study is an easy-to-read and hugely obtainable reference on attachment that bargains with the various key options and issues studied inside attachment thought. This ebook is constructed from a chain of chapters framed by way of universal questions which are often requested via beginners getting into the sector of attachment. The content material of every bankruptcy makes a speciality of answering this overarching query.

Topics at the improvement of attachment are lined from assorted degrees of study, together with species, person, and dating degrees, operating types of attachment, attachment services and hierarchies, attachment balance and alter through the years and throughout events, courting contexts, the cognitive underpinnings of attachment and its activation of enhancement through priming, the interaction among the attachment behavioral method and different behavioral structures, the results of context on attachment, the contribution of physiology/neurology and genetics to attachment, the associations/differences among attachment and temperament, the conceptualization and dimension of attachment, and the organization among attachment and psychopathology/therapy.

  • Uses a question-and-answer layout to deal with crucial themes inside of attachment theory
  • Presents details in an easy, easy-to-understand technique to verify accessibility for beginners within the box of attachment
  • Covers the most recommendations and matters that relate to attachment concept, therefore making sure readers boost a robust origin in attachment conception that they could then practice to the examine of relationships
  • Addresses destiny instructions within the box of attachment theory
  • Concisely covers fabric, making sure students and execs can fast get up-to-speed with the latest examine

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But one of the core ideas in attachment theory is that children, despite having many potential attachment figures, often behave as if there is someone in particular that they want when distressed. It is not the case that all potential caregivers are treated as interchangeable; more often than not, there is someone in particular that the child selectively seeks when ill, tired, or scared. This individual is often called the primary attachment figure. Bowlby introduced the concept of monotropy to capture the idea that there may be a privileged place in a child’s attachment hierarchy for a specific caregiver and that, in fact, evolution may have crafted the attachment system to lock-in on a specific figure to help organize and focus behavior during emergencies (Bowlby, 1969/1982).

Most of this work uses self-report questionnaires that were inspired by the WHOTO—surveys that instruct people to nominate someone who fulfills each of the core attachment functions (eg, Fraley & Davis, 1997) or which ask people to rate or rank the extent to which various important people in their lives fulfill these needs (eg, Trinke & Bartholomew, 1997). For example, Nickerson and Nagle (2005) examined attachment processes in a cross-sectional sample of 279 North American children in the fourth, sixth, and eighth grades.

That is, there are constraints on behavior that do not necessarily exist psychologically, and, as a result, it is sometimes difficult to use behavior as a means to understand psychological processes. As a simple analogy, consider the way people think about their favorite restaurants. If asked, people may indicate that there are several places they consider to be their favorite places to eat and they may genuinely consider some of these places to be equally good. But, when dinner time rolls around, they do not dine at three separate restaurants; they choose one place to eat.

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