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Mind–Behavior Relations in Attachment Theory and Research

Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer

in Then A Miracle Occurs: Focusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377798
eISBN:
9780199864522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Building on the pioneering work of Bowlby on attachment theory, social psychological researchers have broadened the original focus of the theory to include more of an emphasis on adult relationships. ... More


Theoretical Overview of Understanding Child Maltreatment

Maria Scannapieco and Kelli Connell-Carrick

in Understanding Child Maltreatment: An Ecological and Developmental Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195156782
eISBN:
9780199864164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156782.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Since the growing awareness of child maltreatment in the 1960s, professional literature has amassed and attempted to give us a clearer understanding of the etiology of child maltreatment. Child ... More


Relationships, Stress, and Memory

Ross A. Thompson

in Emotion in Memory and Development: Biological, Cognitive, and Social Considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326932
eISBN:
9780199870318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326932.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on the connections between relationships, stress, and memory. Attachment theory offers a provocative framework for understanding these connections. The chapter discusses the ... More


Practising attachment theory in child welfare

Sue White, Matthew Gibson, David Wastell, and Patricia Walsh

in Reassessing Attachment Theory in Child Welfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447336914
eISBN:
9781447336969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336914.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses how attachment theory is used, or not, in professional practice and decision making. Attachment theory is now a standard subject on social work qualifying programmes and many ... More


MY GOOD INNER SELF: FROM EMERSON TO OPRAH

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines key themes in the redemptive self as expressed in the tradition of American self-help and in well-known theories of psychological development. It opens with a survey of American ... More


Sleep and Attachment

Peggy S. Keller

in Sleep and Development: Familial and Socio-Cultural Considerations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195395754
eISBN:
9780199894468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395754.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews studies examining the link between various sleep parameters and attachment across the lifespan. It considers various plausible conceptual frameworks that might explain relations ... More


Social work and the attachment story: a felicitous bond?

Sue White, Matthew Gibson, David Wastell, and Patricia Walsh

in Reassessing Attachment Theory in Child Welfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447336914
eISBN:
9781447336969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336914.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines the symbiotic relationship between child welfare professional practice, social work in particular, and the ascent of attachment theory. The development of social work had ... More


Reassessing Attachment Theory in Child Welfare

Sue White, Matthew Gibson, David Wastell, and Patricia Walsh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447336914
eISBN:
9781447336969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336914.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book offers an analysis and summary of the uses, abuses and limitations of attachment theory in contemporary child welfare practice, examining controversies and offering a new pedagogy that is ... More


Love is a wondrous state:1 origins and early debates

Sue White, Matthew Gibson, David Wastell, and Patricia Walsh

in Reassessing Attachment Theory in Child Welfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447336914
eISBN:
9781447336969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336914.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter traces the origins of attachment theory and reviews its component parts, including the seminal empirical research on animals and humans. Attachment theory, popularised during the 1940s ... More


Adult Attachment and Caregiving: Individual Differences in Providing a Safe Haven and Secure Base to Others

Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver

in Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195388107
eISBN:
9780199918386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Over the past two decades, we have been working to transform attachment theory into a general theory of adult personality and behavior in social relationships. This has required expanding the theory ... More


The Importance of Early Attachments

Wendy B. Smith

in Youth Leaving Foster Care: A Developmental, Relationship-Based Approach to Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195375596
eISBN:
9780199893355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375596.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Attachment theory is presented, with a case narrative of a former foster youth as illustration. Internal working models are explained, along with dynamics of secure, insecure, and disorganized ... More


Coda: love reawakened?

Sue White, Matthew Gibson, David Wastell, and Patricia Walsh

in Reassessing Attachment Theory in Child Welfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447336914
eISBN:
9781447336969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336914.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This coda summarises the main arguments of this book. It calls for the ethical use of attachment theory. All theories are tools, and tools need to be used in the right way, addressing the thing they ... More


Shaping practice: prescribing assessment

Sue White, Matthew Gibson, David Wastell, and Patricia Walsh

in Reassessing Attachment Theory in Child Welfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447336914
eISBN:
9781447336969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336914.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter reviews the use of attachment theory in practice guidance and child welfare policy, focusing on social work in England. In refashioning the role of social workers, the increasing social ... More


Severe music performance anxiety: phenomenology and theorizing

Dianna T. Kenny

in The Psychology of Music Performance Anxiety

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586141
eISBN:
9780191731129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586141.003.0051
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter raises the possibility that music performance anxiety at its most extreme might constitute a disorder of the self. It applies to a subgroup of musicians whose experience of anxiety is so ... More


The Strange Situation of the Ethological Theory of Attachment: A Historical Perspective

Marga Vicedo

in The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the history of some challenges to John Bowlby’s and Mary Ainsworth’s ethological attachment theory (EAT). Bowlby and Ainsworth argued that the mother-infant relationship is a ... More


Real-World Applications of Attachment Theory

Mariano Rosabal-Coto, Naomi Quinn, Heidi Keller, Marga Vicedo, Nandita Chaudhary, Alma Gottlieb, Gabriel Scheidecker, Marjorie Murray, Akira Takada, and Gilda A. Morelli

in The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Attachment theory has its roots in an ethnocentric complex of ideas, longstanding in the United States, under the rubric of “intensive mothering.” Among these various approaches and programs, ... More


Is the Mother Essential for Attachment?: Models of Care in Different Cultures

Heidi Keller and Nandita Chaudhary

in The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Attachment theory is predicated on the assumption of dyadic relationships between a child and one or a few significant others. Despite its recognition of alloparenting in some cultural environments, ... More


Theoretical Perspectives

Wendy B. Smith

in Youth Leaving Foster Care: A Developmental, Relationship-Based Approach to Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195375596
eISBN:
9780199893355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375596.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter 2 introduces the reader to theoretical perspectives which provide the framework for the book and inform all subsequent chapters. Dynamic nonlinear systems theory, based on general systems ... More


Implications for Employee Proactivity Research

Chia-Huei Wu

in Employee Proactivity in Organizations: An Attachment Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529200577
eISBN:
9781529200584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200577.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The aim of this chapter is to highlight implications of the proposed model and propositions in Chapter 4 and 5 for employee proactivity research. The chapter firstly discusses how attachment theory ... More


Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy: New Wine in an Old Bottle?

Alessandra Lemma, Mary Target, and Peter Fonagy

in Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy: A Clinician's Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602452
eISBN:
9780191729232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602452.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter contextualizes the development of DIT in the climate of evidence-based practice, which has been broadly hostile to psychodynamic interventions. It outlines the rationale for the ... More


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