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Recent Developments in Attachment Theory and Research

Recent Developments in Attachment Theory and Research The history and development of attachment theory are reviewed. Research has focused on four major patterns of attachment in infancy: one pattern of secure attachment and three patterns of insecure attachment (avoidant, resistant, and disorganized). These patterns have been shown to reflect different histories of parent-child interaction and affected subsequent development up to age eight. More recently, methods have been developed for identifying similar patterns of attachment in preschoolers, five to seven year olds and adults. Future research is likely to focus on the development of attachment patterns and their transmission from one generation to another. New data on the relationship between attachment and behaviour problems has generated mutual respect and collaboration between clinicians and researchers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Canadian Journal of Psychiatry SAGE

Recent Developments in Attachment Theory and Research

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry , Volume 36 (6): 8 – Aug 1, 1991

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1991 Canadian Psychiatric Association
ISSN
0706-7437
eISSN
1497-0015
DOI
10.1177/070674379103600603
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Abstract

The history and development of attachment theory are reviewed. Research has focused on four major patterns of attachment in infancy: one pattern of secure attachment and three patterns of insecure attachment (avoidant, resistant, and disorganized). These patterns have been shown to reflect different histories of parent-child interaction and affected subsequent development up to age eight. More recently, methods have been developed for identifying similar patterns of attachment in preschoolers, five to seven year olds and adults. Future research is likely to focus on the development of attachment patterns and their transmission from one generation to another. New data on the relationship between attachment and behaviour problems has generated mutual respect and collaboration between clinicians and researchers.

Journal

Canadian Journal of PsychiatrySAGE

Published: Aug 1, 1991

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