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Adult Attachment

Author : Judith A. Feeney
ISBN : 0803972245
Genre : Psychology
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`It is an excellent volume for attachment researchers at all levels. Researchers and students will find this volume a helpful and generative introduction to adult attachment. The authors set out to increase interest in adult attachment and encourage research in the field. I believe that this coherent, thought-provoking summary of adult attachment research easily accomplishes their goal' - Contemporary Psychology Attachment theory is one of the most popular perspectives currently influencing research in close relationships - and is important in many other fields since the quality of intimate relationships is a key determinant of subjective well-being. This intriguing volume draws together diverse strands of at
Category: Psychology

Adult Attachment

Author : Omri Gillath
ISBN : 9780124200760
Genre : Psychology
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Adult Attachment: A Concise Introduction to Theory and Research is an easy-to-read and highly accessible reference on attachment that deals with many of the key concepts and topics studied within attachment theory. This book is comprised of a series of chapters framed by common questions that are typically asked by novices entering the field of attachment. The content of each chapter focuses on answering this overarching question. Topics on the development of attachment are covered from different levels of analysis, including species, individual, and relationship levels, working models of attachment, attachment functions and hierarchies, attachment stability and change over time and across situations, relationship contexts, the cognitive underpinnings of attachment and its activation of enhancement via priming, the interplay between the attachment behavioral system and other behavioral systems, the effects of context on attachment, the contribution of physiology/neurology and genetics to attachment, the associations/differences between attachment and temperament, the conceptualization and measurement of attachment, and the association between attachment and psychopathology/therapy. Uses a question-and-answer format to address the most important topics within attachment theory Presents information in a simple, easy-to-understand way to ensure accessibility for novices in the field of attachment Covers the main concepts and issues that relate to attachment theory, thus ensuring readers develop a strong foundation in attachment theory that they can then apply to the study of relationships Addresses future directions in the field of attachment theory Concisely covers material, ensuring scholars and professionals can quickly get up-to-speed with the most recent research
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Adult Attachment

Author : W. Steven Rholes
ISBN : 9781593853761
Genre : Psychology
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With contributions from leading investigators, this volume presents important theoretical and empirical advances in the study of adult attachment. Chapters take stock of the state of knowledge in the field and introduce new, testable theoretical models to guide future research. Major topics covered include stability and change of attachment orientations across the lifespan; influences of attachment on cognitive functioning; and implications for the ways individuals experience intimacy, conflict, caregiving, and satisfaction in adult relationships. Also explored are the ways attachment theory and research can inform therapy with couples and can further understanding of such significant clinical problems as PTSD and depression.
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Author : Amir Levine
ISBN : 1101475161
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now. Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes. In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: *ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back. *AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. *SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.
Category: Family & Relationships

Clinical Applications Of The Adult Attachment Interview

Author : Howard Steele
ISBN : 9781593856960
Genre : Psychology
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The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) is both a mainstay of attachment research and a powerful clinical tool. This unique book provides a thorough introduction to the AAI and its use as an adjunct to a range of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, parent-infant psychotherapy, home visiting programs, and supportive work in the context of foster care and adoption. Leading authorities provide detailed descriptions of clinical procedures and techniques, illustrated with vivid case material. Grounded in research, the volume highlights how using the AAI can enhance assessment and diagnosis, strengthen the therapeutic alliance, and facilitate goal setting, treatment planning, and progress monitoring.
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Attachment In Adults

Author : Michael B. Sperling
ISBN : 0898625475
Genre : Psychology
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Reflecting the emerging understanding of the significance of attachment in adult life, contributions in this volume cover recent research on the fundamentals of human life, including courtship and marriage; the determinants of resilience and of depression; and the vulnerability of some to suicidal ideation and action. Together, these chapters illuminate the contribution of early and current attachment to psychopathology in adults, the application of research findings to therapeutic interventions, and the physiological substructure of attachment in adults and children. This book will be of value to psychologists, psychotherapists, psychotherapy researchers, and other mental health practitioners working with adult attachment issues.
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Understanding Adult Attachment In Family Relationships

Author : Antonia Bifulco
ISBN : 9780415594325
Genre : Psychology
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"This practical book introduces and explains an easily accessible assessment tool for adult attachment style, the Attachment Style Interview (ASI). Based on extensive research study, it discusses appropriate interventions and case assessments that can be made to help families in need. Simpler than the Adult Attachment Interview, which requires expert administration, the ASI is an invaluable and evidence-based resource and is particularly useful for multi-agency practitioners working with children and families, including those in adoption and fostering, child safeguarding and therapeutic services. Presenting clear and concise descriptions of the measure and summaries of the attachment models developed, it provides discussions of its relevance for different practice contexts. This text uses a range of worked case studies to illustrate its principles and applications. It details attachment issues in different relationship domains to cover areas of risk and resilience relevant for practice such as: adult depression and anxiety and stress models, partner difficulties including domestic violence, childhood neglect and abuse as a source of attachment problems, parenting and intergenerational transmission of risk, resilience factors, interventions, service application and use in family therapy. Understanding Adult Attachment in Family Relationships provides an important reference for all practitioners working with children, adolescents and families, especially those undertaking further study"--Provided by publisher.
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Patterns Of Relating

Author : Malcolm L. West
ISBN : 0898626714
Genre : Psychology
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The process of emotional attachment, a critical factor in infant and child development, is now recognized as an important component of satisfying adult relationships. Building on the research and theories of developmental psychologists, ethologists, and social scientists, this ground'breaking book describes the characteristics and role of attachment in the adult years and presents new perspectives for understanding and changing an adult's ability to form life'enhancing personal relationships. Chapters provide methods for applying ideas about adult attachments to social research and clinical intervention, defining attachment for adults with supporting research and clinical evidence, explicating the varieties of attachment patterns for adults, and for demonstrating the clinical and therapeutic relevance of these constructs. This book is aimed at developmental psychologists, clinicians, and social scientists in psychiatry, psychology, and related mental health disciplines. Also an appropriate text for theoretical and clinical courses in psychiatry, psychology, and social work.
Category: Psychology

Adult Attachment

Author : Janelle Cayo Ettema
ISBN : MSU:31293016822599
Genre : Attachment behavior
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Adult Attachment In Clinical Social Work

Author : Susanne Bennett
ISBN : 1441962417
Genre : Social Science
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The applicability of attachment theory and research to social work and social policy relating to infants and children is well-established. Yet, its usefulness for enhancing the understanding of adults and their needs, both individually and as a group, has been less featured in the attachment literature. Adult Attachment in Clinical Social Work Practice is a wide-ranging look at attachment theory and research, its application to adults, and its natural fit with the social work profession. This edited volume covers the applicability of adult attachment theory to the clinical social work profession’s various domains that include human behavior, practice, policy, research, and social work education. It addresses the broad spectrum of clinical social work, including practice in a variety of public and private settings and with a number of diverse populations, including racial-ethnic groups, gays and lesbians, trauma survivors, and child welfare parents. The book highlights the underemphasized contribution of the social work profession to the development of attachment theory and research.
Category: Social Science

Adult Attachment And Couple Psychotherapy

Author : Christopher Clulow
ISBN : 9781134592371
Genre : Psychology
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Attachment theory has triggered an explosion of research into family relationships, and has provided a conceptual basis for the work of practitioners. Adult Attachment and Couple Psychotherapy brings research and practice perspectives to bear on the adult couple relationship, and provides a framework for assessing and working with secure and insecure partnerships. Divided into three parts, the book: * looks at what is meant by secure and insecure attachment in the couple * describes how theory and research have been applied to practice, and how practice has added to the understanding of the complex problems that couples bring to therapy * examines the significance of training and the organisation of work for effective practice with couples. Using vivid illustrations from clinical and community work, Adult Attachment and Couple Psychotherapy offers stimulating reading for all those involved in this field who wish to re-assess their models of practice.
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Attachment In Adulthood

Author : Mario Mikulincer
ISBN : 9781593854577
Genre : Psychology
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This authoritative work provides a systematic, comprehensive overview of theory and research on adult attachment. The authors--who have been at the forefront of this rapidly growing field since the concepts of "adult attachment" and "attachment style" were first developed--trace how Bowlbys original constructs have evolved through the study of adolescents and adults. They review extant measures and analyze how attachment theory has been used to advance scientific understanding of emotions, social cognition, close relationships, psychopathology, and psychotherapy. Integrative and clearly organized, this book is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand or contribute to the large and still expanding literature on adult attachment.
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Bases Of Adult Attachment

Author : Vivian Zayas
ISBN : 9781461496229
Genre : Psychology
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A great deal is known about how infants form attachments, and how these processes carry over into adolescence. But after that, the trail grows cold: the study of adult attachment emphasizes individual variations, paying little attention to the normative mechanisms of adult bonding. A much-needed corrective, Bases of Adult Attachment examines this under-investigated topic with an eye toward creating a robust theoretical model. The first volume of its kind, its multilevel approach integrates current findings from neuroscience and psychology to analyze the processes by which adult relationships develop, mature, function and dissolve. Here in relevant detail are factors contributing to initial attraction, possible scenarios in the evolution from friendship to attachment and the changes that occur on both sides of a relationship as partners mutually influence each other's behavior, emotions, cognition and even physiology. And expert contributors address long-neglected questions in the field with stimulating topics such as: The distress-relief dynamic in attachment bonding. An expectancy-value approach to attachment. The biobehavioral legacy of early attachment relationships for adult emotional and interpersonal functioning. How early experiences shape attraction, partner preferences, and attachment dynamics. How mental representations change as attachments form. Insights into the formation of attachment bonds from a social network perspective. Bases of Adult Attachment will interest scholars approaching adult attachment at multiple levels of analysis (neural, physiological, affective, cognitive and behavioral) and from multiple perspectives. This wide audience includes developmental, social and cognitive psychologists as well as neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, clinicians, sociologists, family researchers and professionals in public health and medicine.
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Adult Attachment Patterns In A Treatment Context

Author : Sarah Daniel
ISBN : 9781317622604
Genre : Psychology
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Attachment theory posits that the need for attachment is a life-long phenomenon that becomes especially relevant in times of crisis or trauma. When adults experience illness, accidents, assaults, psychological difficulties or losses, their attachment-behavioural systems are activated, motivating them to seek help and support from family and friends and/or from helping professionals. However, the resulting request for help is affected and shaped by earlier experiences regarding the support and trustworthiness of attachment figures. Can others be trusted? Is it safe to show vulnerability? How should one behave to increase the likelihood of receiving the help needed? Adult Attachment Patterns in a Treatment Context provides an integrated introduction to the subject of adult attachment. Research into adult attachment patterns offers professional helpers a theoretically sound insight into the dynamics underlying a range of client behaviours, including some of the more puzzling and frustrating behaviours such as denying obvious pain or continually pushing the professional for more personal involvement. Sarah Daniel shows how applying knowledge of attachment patterns to treatment settings will improve the way in which professionals engage with clients and the organization of treatments. This book will be relevant to a range of helping professionals such as psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers, both in practice and in training.
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The Adult Attachment Projective Picture System

Author : Carol George
ISBN : 9781462504251
Genre : Psychology
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This book presents cutting-edge research on adult attachment together with a complete overview of the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System (AAP), the authors' validated developmental assessment. In addition to research applications, the AAP can be of great use for clinicians seeking to understand the attachment strengths and challenges that clients bring to therapy. The book describes how the AAP identifies attachment classification groups and yields important information about dimensions--including defensive processes--not evaluated by other available measures. Part I examines the theoretical underpinnings of the AAP and compares it to other adult attachment assessments. The authors explain how autobiographical narrative, as elicited and analyzed by the AAP, can offer strong insights into essential features of attachment. Part II reviews the nuts and bolts of the AAP: its development and validation, how it is administered, and how the coding and classification system works. Chapters in Part III contain detailed case illustrations that show what the AAP looks like "in action" and what it reveals about individuals' early experiences, sense of self, and capacity to engage in close, protective relationships. Cases, which include childhood history and verbatim AAP transcripts, represent the four major adult attachment classification groups: secure, dismissing, preoccupied, and unresolved. The concluding chapter discusses promising uses of the AAP in neurobiological research. A unique and timely contribution to the field, this authoritative book belongs on the desks of all developmental and clinical researchers interested in attachment, as well as clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and other clinicians who want to integrate attachment into their practices.
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Assessing Adult Attachment A Dynamic Maturational Approach To Discourse Analysis

Author : Patricia McKinsey Crittenden
ISBN : 9780393706765
Genre : Psychology
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A method for identifying the psychological and interpersonal self-protective attachment strategies of adults. This book focuses upon new methods of analysis for adult attachment texts. The authors’ introduce a highly nuanced model—the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM)—providing clinicians with a finely-tuned tool for helping patients examine past relationships, in addition to gauging the potential effectiveness of various treatment options. The authors offer a fascinating explanation of the neurobiological underpinnings of DMM, grounded in findings from the cognitive neurosciences about information processing. In this volume, readers have an eminently practical, theoretically-grounded work that is sure to transform many types of therapy.
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Adult Attachment Styles An Overview

Author : Cathryn Blue
ISBN : 9783656077794
Genre : Psychology
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Scientific Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Psychology - Social Psychology, grade: A, Saint Louis University, language: English, abstract: The connections that exist between people and their primary caregivers early in childhood subsequently lay the groundwork for how they view attachment to relationship partners throughout life. Adult attachment is widely researched as an explanation for why people react to life situations in certain ways, and these explanations are portrayed as being relatively unchanging over time. Therefore, people with secure attachment styles are said to adjust well in all types of situations whereas people with insecure attachment styles adjust poorly.
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The Adult Attachment Workbook

Author : Kate Homily
ISBN : 9798670465885
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Stop Being Needy, Jealous, and Clingy by Understanding Just One Simple Thing About Your Brain Your last boyfriend told you that you were too intense and that he needed space. How familiar does that scenario sound, and how many times has it happened to you? Do your relationships break down out of the blue, leaving you clueless about what just happened? Psychology may have the answer for you. The secret behind your relationship failures could be hiding much closer than where you anticipate it to be... In your own head! Insecure love is the result of things that happened to you in the past, things that could have hurt you without you even realizing what went on. If only there were some techniques to overcome insecure attachment, build your confidence, and find your happily ever after... Such techniques do exist, and you don't have to spend half your lifetime in therapy to discover a stronger and happier you. Focusing on just a few psychological tricks and self-awareness exercises can help you overcome your insecurities, your neediness, or your inability to form deep, meaningful connections. In The Adult Attachment Workbook, you will discover: Red flags and the top signs that insecure attachment is ruining your life The link between your childhood and your current inability to find lasting love The one exercise psychologists recommend for moving from anxious to secure and fulfilling attachment Expert cognitive behavioral therapy exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home 5 profound ways to discover happiness in your single life before you can come across the love you've always dreamt of Techniques to strengthen the bond with your partner Worksheets, exercises, and quizzes you can use to get to know yourself better and kill insecurities A simple, yet powerful way to activate positive thoughts about your partner and help your love grow Your happily ever after: how to find it and how to keep it And much more! You need to understand one crucial thing - you're not broken and you're not damaged beyond repair. The fact that you've been hurt in the past should not keep you from falling in love again. Anyone can move from needy, jealous, and troubled attachment to confident, calm, and peaceful love. The trick is to take a look inside, understand what has hurt you in the past, and have the courage to tackle that issue. When you're equipped with the right mind tools and personal improvement exercises, such growth will be easy to accomplish. And when you make that mental switch, nothing will be capable of holding you back from enjoying meaningful interactions with others, whether in a platonic or a romantic way. As cliché as it may sound, happiness is in your own hands... or rather - in your own brain. Don't let life pass you by without experiencing deep, intense, and meaningful interactions with others. Scroll up and click the "Add to Cart" button now to break free from insecurities and rediscover your immense capability to love and be loved.