ERIC Number: ED473148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Everything You Want To Know about Attachment.
Honig, Alice Sterling
This paper discusses infant attachment, which it defines as a long-lasting emotional bond revealed when a child under stress seeks out and tries to stay close to a specific figure. The paper addresses: (1) What is attachment? Who are the pioneers in attachment theory?; (2) How do we notice attachment in action?; (3) Is attachment the only behavioral-motivational system?; (4) How is attachment measured?; (5) What kinds of attachment patterns have been found?; (6) Is infant attachment the same for all caregivers?; (7) Does culture make a difference?; (8) Is attachment classification stable over time?; (9) Does abuse/neglect affect the kind of attachment that develops?; (10) Is early infant attachment related to later child competence?; (11) How is attachment measured beyond infancy?; (12) Are preschoolers' peer interactions related to early attachment?; (13) Does teacher-parent relationship affect infant attachment?; (14) Are there gender differences in attachment findings?; (15) Is there intergenerational transmission of attachment patterns?; (16) Are infant temperament and attachment related?; (17) Are infancy attachments to mother and father equally predictive later on?; (18) Does maternal return to employment affect infant attachment?; (19) How much do attachment relationships with teachers count?; and (20) What can caregivers do to help secure attachment flourish? (Contains 29 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the 2002 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference (New York, NY, Nov. 20-23, 2002).