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Attachment in Adulthood, Second Edition

Structure, Dynamics, and Change
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Synthesizing a vast body of empirical research and organizing it around a comprehensive conceptual model, this book is recognized as the definitive reference on adult attachment. The authors explain how what began as a theory of child development is now used to conceptualize and study nearly all aspects of social functioning across the lifespan, including mental representations of self and others, emotion regulation, personal goals and strivings, couple relationships, caregiving, sexuality, psychopathology, psychotherapy, and organizational behavior. The origins and measurement of individual differences in adult attachment are examined, as is the question of whether and how attachment patterns can change. New to This Edition: *Reflects major advances, including hundreds of new studies. *Clarifies and extends the authors' influential model of attachment-system functioning. *Cutting-edge content on genetics and on the neural and hormonal substrates of attachment. *Increased attention to the interplay among attachment and other behavioral systems, such as caregiving and sexuality. *Expanded discussion of attachment processes in counseling and psychotherapy. *Additional coverage of leadership, group dynamics, and religion.
I. The Attachment Behavioral System: Normative Processes and Individual Differences 1. The Attachment Behavioral System: Basic Concepts and Principles 2. A Model of Attachment-System Functioning and Dynamics in Adulthood 3. Normative Attachment Processes 4. Measurement of Attachment-Related Constructs in Adulthood 5. Individual Differences in Attachment-System Functioning: Development, Stability, and Change II. Intrapersonal Aspects of Attachment-System Functioning 6. Attachment-Related Mental Representations of Self and Others 7. Attachment Processes and Emotion Regulation 8. Attachment Orientations, Behavioral Self-Regulation, and Personal Growth III. Interpersonal Manifestations of Attachment-System Functioning 9. An Attachment Perspective on Interpersonal Regulation 10. Attachment Processes and Couple Functioning 11. Relations between the Attachment and Caregiving Systems 12. Attachment and Sex IV. Clinical and Organizational Applications of Attachment Theory 13. Attachment Bases of Psychopathology 14. Implications of Attachment Theory and Research for Counseling and Psychotherapy 15. Applications of Attachment Theory and Research in Group and Organizational Settings V. Epilogue 16. Reflections on Attachment Security Appendices Appendix A. Adult Attachment Questionnaire (AAQ) Appendix B. Adult Attachment Scale (AAS) Appendix C. Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ) Appendix D. Relationship Style Questionnaire (RSQ) Appendix E. Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECR) Appendix F. ECR-R Items Appendix G. Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECR)aEURO"Short Version Appendix H. ECR-12: A Brief Version of the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECR) Appendix I. State Adult Attachment Measure (SAAM) Appendix J. Experiences in Close Relationships--Relationship Structures Measure (ECR-RS) Appendix K. Caregiving System Scale (CSS) Appendix L. Caregiving Questionnaire Appendix M. Sexual System Functioning Scale (SSFS) References Index
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