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Attachment across the lifecourse : a brief introduction / David Howe.

By: Howe, David, 1946-.
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011Description: 1 online resource (280 pages : 3 illustrations).ISBN: 9780230344761; 0230344763.Subject(s): Attachment behavior | Attachment behavior in children | Developmental psychology | Parent and child | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Children''s Studies | Applied Psychology | Social Work | Child & developmental psychology | Sociology: family & relationships | Attachment behavior | Attachment behavior in children | Developmental psychology | Parent and child | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / General | PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General | PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Lifespan Development | PSYCHOLOGY / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Attachment Across the Lifecourse : A Brief Introduction.DDC classification: 155.9/2 Other classification: SOC025000 | SOC047000 | PSY003000 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; PART I: ATTACHMENT THEORY, MODELS AND MEASURES; 1 Attachment Behaviour; Evolutionary beginnings; Danger and staying safe; The origins of attachment theory; The attachment system and attachment behaviour; Attachments and affectional bonds; Protest, despair and detachment; Caregiving; Play and exploration; Safe havens and secure bases; Conclusion; 2 Emotions and their Regulation; Born to be sociable; The co-regulation of affect; The social brain; The development of the psychological self; Mind-mindedness and mentalization; Conclusion.
3 The Internal Working ModelLearning through experience and by association; Internal working models and mental representations; Drafts and revisions, beliefs and expectations; Attachment behavioural strategies; Goal-corrected partnerships; Conclusion; 4 Patterns of Attachment; Introduction; Defensive strategies, adaptive strategies and internal working models; Measuring attachment in infancy and childhood; Culture, class and attachment; Conclusion; 5 Attachment in Adulthood; Cradle to grave; Adult attachment styles; The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI); Self-report measures.
Conclusion: attachment across the lifecoursePART II: ATTACHMENT PATTERNS, TYPES AND STYLES; 6 Secure Attachments in Childhood; Introduction; Infancy; Resilience; Social skills and emotional intelligence; Growing independence; Middle childhood; Conclusion; 7 Secure Attachments in Adulthood; Introduction; Adolescence; Autonomous adults; Loss; Romantic and couple relationships; Parenthood and caregiving; Physical health; Mental health; Old age; Conclusion; 8 Avoidant Attachments in Childhood; Introduction; Infancy; Middle childhood; Conclusion; 9 Avoidant and Dismissing Attachments in Adulthood.
IntroductionAdolescence; Adulthood; Romantic and couple relationships; Parenthood and caregiving; Physical health; Mental health; Old age; Conclusion; 10 Ambivalent Attachments in Childhood; Introduction; Infancy; Middle childhood; Coercive strategies; School and peers; Conclusion; 11 Anxious and Preoccupied Attachments in Adulthood; Introduction; Adolescence; Adulthood; Romantic and couple relationships; Parenting and caregiving; Physical health; Mental health; Old age; Conclusion; 12 Disorganized and Controlling Attachments in Childhood; Introduction; Infancy; Organized or disorganized?
HyperarousalPreschool and middle childhood; Controlling strategies; Compulsive and coercive strategies; Compulsive caregiving; Compulsive compliance; Compulsive self-reliance; Controlling-punitive and coercive strategies; School and peer relationships; Conclusion; 13 Fearful Avoidant Attachments and Unresolved States of Mind in Adulthood; Introduction; Adolescence; Adulthood; Romantic and couple relationships; Parenthood and caregiving; Physical health; Mental health; Old age; Conclusion; PART III: ISSUES AND DEBATES.
Summary: "Analyzing a range of traditional and contemporary perspectives, this crisp text explores the core attachment styles and charts their impact on childhood and adult behaviour. Written by one of social work's most highly-regarded commentators, it is a perfect introduction to the complex field of attachment theory"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-256) and indexes.

Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; PART I: ATTACHMENT THEORY, MODELS AND MEASURES; 1 Attachment Behaviour; Evolutionary beginnings; Danger and staying safe; The origins of attachment theory; The attachment system and attachment behaviour; Attachments and affectional bonds; Protest, despair and detachment; Caregiving; Play and exploration; Safe havens and secure bases; Conclusion; 2 Emotions and their Regulation; Born to be sociable; The co-regulation of affect; The social brain; The development of the psychological self; Mind-mindedness and mentalization; Conclusion.

3 The Internal Working ModelLearning through experience and by association; Internal working models and mental representations; Drafts and revisions, beliefs and expectations; Attachment behavioural strategies; Goal-corrected partnerships; Conclusion; 4 Patterns of Attachment; Introduction; Defensive strategies, adaptive strategies and internal working models; Measuring attachment in infancy and childhood; Culture, class and attachment; Conclusion; 5 Attachment in Adulthood; Cradle to grave; Adult attachment styles; The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI); Self-report measures.

Conclusion: attachment across the lifecoursePART II: ATTACHMENT PATTERNS, TYPES AND STYLES; 6 Secure Attachments in Childhood; Introduction; Infancy; Resilience; Social skills and emotional intelligence; Growing independence; Middle childhood; Conclusion; 7 Secure Attachments in Adulthood; Introduction; Adolescence; Autonomous adults; Loss; Romantic and couple relationships; Parenthood and caregiving; Physical health; Mental health; Old age; Conclusion; 8 Avoidant Attachments in Childhood; Introduction; Infancy; Middle childhood; Conclusion; 9 Avoidant and Dismissing Attachments in Adulthood.

IntroductionAdolescence; Adulthood; Romantic and couple relationships; Parenthood and caregiving; Physical health; Mental health; Old age; Conclusion; 10 Ambivalent Attachments in Childhood; Introduction; Infancy; Middle childhood; Coercive strategies; School and peers; Conclusion; 11 Anxious and Preoccupied Attachments in Adulthood; Introduction; Adolescence; Adulthood; Romantic and couple relationships; Parenting and caregiving; Physical health; Mental health; Old age; Conclusion; 12 Disorganized and Controlling Attachments in Childhood; Introduction; Infancy; Organized or disorganized?

HyperarousalPreschool and middle childhood; Controlling strategies; Compulsive and coercive strategies; Compulsive caregiving; Compulsive compliance; Compulsive self-reliance; Controlling-punitive and coercive strategies; School and peer relationships; Conclusion; 13 Fearful Avoidant Attachments and Unresolved States of Mind in Adulthood; Introduction; Adolescence; Adulthood; Romantic and couple relationships; Parenthood and caregiving; Physical health; Mental health; Old age; Conclusion; PART III: ISSUES AND DEBATES.

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"Analyzing a range of traditional and contemporary perspectives, this crisp text explores the core attachment styles and charts their impact on childhood and adult behaviour. Written by one of social work's most highly-regarded commentators, it is a perfect introduction to the complex field of attachment theory"--Provided by publisher.

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