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ERIC Number: EJ692101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
Continuing Bonds in Bereavement: An Attachment Theory Based Perspective
Field, Nigel P.; Gao, Beryl; Paderna, Lisa
Death Studies, v29 n4 p277-299 May 2005
An attachment theory based perspective on the continuing bond to the deceased (CB) is proposed. The value of attachment theory in specifying the normative course of CB expression and in identifying adaptive versus maladaptive variants of CB expression based on their deviation from this normative course is outlined. The role of individual differences in attachment security on effective versus ineffective use of CB in coping with bereavement also is addressed. Finally, the moderating influence of type of loss (e.g., death of a spouse vs. child), culture, and religion on type of CB expression within an overarching attachment framework is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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