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ERIC Number: EJ1065325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
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ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Attachment in Middle Childhood: An Evolutionary-Developmental Perspective
Del Giudice, Marco
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n148 p15-30 Sum 2015
Middle childhood is a key transitional stage in the development of attachment processes and representations. Here I discuss the middle childhood transition from an evolutionary-developmental perspective and show how this approach offers fresh insight into the function and organization of attachment in this life stage. I begin by presenting an integrated biological model of middle childhood and discussing the neurobiological mechanisms that support the middle childhood transition. I examine the potential role of adrenal androgens, focusing on their activational effects in interaction with early exposure to sex hormones. I then discuss three insights arising from the integrated model and apply them to the development of attachment in middle childhood. I consider the changing functions of attachment in light of social competition, the emergence of sex differences in attachment, and the model's implications for the genetics of attachment in middle childhood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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