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Patterns of Attachment (Classic Edition)

A Psychological Study of the Strange Situation

By Mary D. Salter Ainsworth, Mary C. Blehar, Everett Waters, Sally Wall

Psychology Press – 2013 – 416 pages

Series: Psychology Press Classic Editions

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Description

Written by the founding mother of attachment theory, Patterns of Attachment is a truly groundbreaking book that solidified and popularized Mary D. Salter Ainsworth’s Strange Situation procedure and classification system.

This long overdue Classic Edition will be introduced by Ainsworth’s co-authors who will describe how Patterns of Attachment became a singular landmark in the field. They’ll trace the significance of Ainsworth’s work to the history of attachment theory and show how her contributions have influenced research on attachment across the lifespan, developmental psychopathology, cross-cultural studies, public policy and more.

Contents

Classic Edition Introduction

Part I: Introduction

1. Theoretical Background

Part II: Method

2. Procedures

3. Measures and Methods of Assessment

Part III: Results

4. Descriptive Account of Behavior in Each Episode

5. Normative Trends across Episodes

6. An Examination of the Classificatory System: A Multiple Discriminate Function Analysis

7. Relationships between Infant Behavior in the Strange Situation and at Home

8. Relationships between Infant Behavior in the Strange Situation and Maternal Behavior at Home

9. A Review of Strange-Situation Studies of One-Year-Olds

10. A Review of Strange-Situation Studies of Two- to Four-Year-Olds

11. The Effects of Repetition of the Strange Situation

12. Subgroups and Their Usefulness

Part IV: Discussion

13. Discussion of Normative Issues

14. Individual Differences: In Light of Contrasting Paradigms

15. An Interpretation of Individual Differences

Name: Patterns of Attachment (Classic Edition): A Psychological Study of the Strange Situation (Paperback)Psychology Press 
Description: By Mary D. Salter Ainsworth, Mary C. Blehar, Everett Waters, Sally Wall. Written by the founding mother of attachment theory, Patterns of Attachment is a truly groundbreaking book that solidified and popularized Mary D. Salter Ainsworth’s Strange Situation procedure and classification system. This long overdue...
Categories: Attachment, Emotional Development, Parenting and Families, Developmental Psychopathology, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, Family Therapy