This article provides an overview of attachment theory, which focuses on the emotional bond tying a child to his or her caregivers. Attachment theory's origins and main hypotheses are discussed. The significance of early relationships for later developmental outcomes is emphasized. Other topics reviewed include the intergenerational transmission of attachment, assessment, clinical applications, developmental psychopathology and cultural aspects of attachment theory.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Third Edition|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume 1-3|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2023|
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- Attachment theory
- Caregiver sensitivity
- Developmental psychopathology
- Infant mental health
- Infant-caregiver relations
- Intergenerational transmission
- Internal working models
- Secure base
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychology (all)