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Publication Detail
Attachment Theory: Research and Clinical Implications
  • Publication Type:
    Chapter
  • Authors:
    Fearon RMP
  • Publisher:
    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Publication date:
    01/09/2011
  • Place of publication:
    Chichester, UK
  • Chapter number:
    15
  • Edition:
    2nd
  • Editors:
    Skuse D,Bruce H,Dowdney L,Mrazek D
  • Book title:
    Child Psychology and Psychiatry: Frameworks for Practice
Abstract
Attachment is a critical feature of early human development. It refers to the close bond a child has to his/her parent that serves the purpose of providing feelings of comfort and security. A considerable amount is now known about the development of attachment, the causes of variation in attachment behaviour and their links with psychological health and disorder. A range of treatments are also available for promoting the security of child-parent attachment in the early years. This chapter provides an overview of attachment theory and research and their implications for clinical practice.
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