ERIC Number: EJ678167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Are There Really Patterns of Attachment? Comment on Fraley and Spieker (2003).
Waters, Everett; Beauchaine, Theodore P.
Developmental Psychology, v39 n3 p417-22 May 2003
Focuses on three questions related to attachment theory: whether it requires distinct patterns of attachment, how taxonomic analysis contributes to understanding individual differences in attachment security, and whether attachment theorists are asking the right questions. Asserts that attachment theory is indifferent to the structure of individual differences and that taxonomic search methods can contribute to attachment study if research is broadened to include secure base behavior and naturalistic settings. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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