Adult Attachment. A Concise Introduction to Theory and by Omri Gillath

By Omri Gillath

Adult Attachment: A Concise advent to idea and examine is an easy-to-read and hugely obtainable reference on attachment that offers with a few of the key ideas and themes studied inside of attachment thought. This e-book is produced from a chain of chapters framed through universal questions which are mostly requested via newcomers getting into the sphere of attachment. The content material of every bankruptcy specializes in answering this overarching query.

Topics at the improvement of attachment are lined from varied degrees of research, together with species, person, and courting degrees, operating types of attachment, attachment features and hierarchies, attachment balance and alter through the years and throughout occasions, courting contexts, the cognitive underpinnings of attachment and its activation of enhancement through priming, the interaction among the attachment behavioral method and different behavioral platforms, 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 size of attachment, and the organization among attachment and psychopathology/therapy.

  • Uses a question-and-answer layout to deal with an important issues inside of attachment theory
  • Presents info in an easy, easy-to-understand method to verify accessibility for rookies within the box of attachment
  • Covers the most strategies and concerns that relate to attachment conception, hence making sure readers improve a robust starting place in attachment idea that they could then follow to the learn of relationships
  • Addresses destiny instructions within the box of attachment theory
  • Concisely covers fabric, making sure students and execs can quick get up-to-speed with the latest learn

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Organisms that behave in ways that directly or indirectly facilitate survival and reproduction are more likely to have behavioral machinery represented in the next generation. The success of the behavioral system is gauged by the extent to which it produces predictable outcomes within a range of environments that are characteristic of the environment in which the system evolved, what Bowlby called the “environment of [evolutionary] adaptiveness” (Bowlby, 1969, p. 47). Bowlby used this cybernetic framework to explain how attachment behavior is organized, the conditions that activate it, and the conditions that lead to its cessation.

Chapter | 2 45 A similar observation was made by Eastwick and Finkel (2008). They noted that one of the core experiential features of falling in love is a preoccupation or fascination with the object of one’s affections. This is often accompanied by a sense of anxiety—concern over whether the object is interested in the self or whether he or she will return one’s affections. ). Eastwick and Finkel argued, however, that this form of insecurity is actually a marker of healthy relationship development in fledgling romantic relationships.

One cannot use the WHOTO, for example, to determine whether adults tend to have one and only one attachment figure or whether people have multiple attachments. And, if people can have multiple attachment figures, the WHOTO cannot be used to estimate how many attachment figures the typical adult has. To address some of these issues, Trinke and Bartholomew (1997) developed the Attachment Network Questionnaire (ANQ). Respondents taking the ANQ are first asked to list the “significant people in your life, those people that you currently feel a strong emotional tie to, regardless of whether that tie is positive, negative, or mixed” (p.

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