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ERIC Number: ED423043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 42
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Attachment and Relationships: Beyond Parenting.
Honig, Alice Sterling
Using a question-answer format, this paper examines the concept of attachment and its importance for parents and caregivers of young children. Twenty topics are addressed through an examination of relevant theory, research findings, and clinical evidence: (1) a "who's who" list of researchers on attachment; (2) definition of attachment; (3) behaviors indicating attachment system activation; (4) the dynamic interplay of the attachment system with other systems, such as exploration/curiosity; (5) measurement of attachment in infancy; (6) attachment relationships revealed by the "Strange Situation"; (7) attachment is relationship-specific; (8) cross-cultural attachment findings; (9) stability of attachment classifications over time; (10) impact of child abuse on attachment; (11) relation of infant attachment to later child competence and mastery; (12) effect of early mother return to employment on attachment; (13) measurement of attachment in preschoolers, adolescents, and adults; (14) relationship of preschoolers' interactions with peers and teachers to early attachment to parents; (15) impact of the parent-teacher relationship on infant attachment to the teacher; (16) boy and girl differences in attachment; (17) intergenerational consequences of attachment; (18) relation of attachment and temperament; (19) predictive value of attachments to mother and father for later socioemotional functioning; and (20) how child care providers can promote secure attachment, offering numerous specific suggestions for child caregivers. (Contains 124 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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