By Jeffry A. Simpson PhD, W. Steven Rholes PhD

This quantity showcases the most recent theoretical and empirical paintings from the various best students in attachment. Extending vintage topics and describing very important new functions, the e-book examines numerous ways that attachment methods aid clarify how humans imagine, believe, and behave in numerous events and at assorted phases within the lifestyles cycle. issues contain the results of early stories on grownup relationships; new advancements in neuroscience and genetics; attachment orientations and parenting; connections among attachment and psychopathology, in addition to future health results; and the connection of attachment concept and approaches to medical interventions.

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Effects at any of these junctures can be modulated by various factors that influence transcription and methylation. , horizontally mediated links) makes it unlikely a priori that the association between any one genetic variant and a specific, multiply determined outcome will be very large. 02 (see Gibson, 2012). Thus the only way to reliably detect such findings in the context of null hypothesis significance testing is to use extremely large sample sizes—sample sizes that far exceed what is routine in social, developmental, and personality research.

Some of this research suggests that there may be specific genetic variants underlying some of the variation in romantic functioning. For example, Gillath, Shaver, Baek, and Chun (2008) found that anxious attachment in adulthood was associated with a polymorphism of the HTR2A serotonin receptor gene. Although we find much of this research fascinating, we offer several caveats. One of the most important issues to consider is that there are many intervening processes between genes and interpersonal behavior.

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