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By Mario Mikulincer PhD, Phillip R. Shaver PhD

ISBN-10: 1593854579

ISBN-13: 9781593854577

ISBN-10: 1593857241

ISBN-13: 9781593857240

This authoritative paintings presents a scientific, accomplished review of concept and learn on grownup attachment. The authors—who were on the vanguard of this quickly transforming into box because the thoughts of "adult attachment" and "attachment sort" have been first developed—trace how Bowlby and Ainsworth's unique constructs have developed during the examine of teens and adults. They evaluate extant measures and examine how attachment thought has been used to improve clinical realizing of feelings, social cognition, shut relationships, psychopathology, and psychotherapy.

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The Uniqueness of Attachment Interactions and Attachment Bonds Not every interaction between a child and an attachment figure is an attachment interaction. A child and his or her mother can go grocery shopping together, and if the child is never frightened and never feels threatened by separation, both interaction partners can go about their business without attachment issues being salient. A parent and a child can play a game together, laugh at each other’s jokes and pranks, and so on, without attachment issues coming to the fore (although these kinds of interactions may help cement or maintain a bond between the two partners, because they provide evidence of affection, psychological and behavioral synchrony, trustworthiness, and special attention).

About vacations or movies) or mutual joking and kibitzing that do not necessarily serve attachment functions. Weiss (1998) has made useful distinctions between what Bowlby called “attachment” and affiliation, and has done so even within the context of a particular relationship. An “attachment interaction” is one in which one person is threatened or distressed and seeks comfort and support from the other. An affiliation interaction is one in which both people are in a good mood, do not feel threatened, and have the goals of enjoying their time together or advancing common interests.

Similarly he expects to be perceived and treated by them in ways that would be appropriate to his self-model, and to continue with such expectations despite contrary evidence. (pp. 141– 142) This tendency to project one’s dominant or currently most active working models onto a new relationship partner affects the way a person anticipates, attends to, interprets, and recalls the partner’s behavior, thereby confirming well-established expectations and models, and making them more resistant to change.

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