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Perspective 5: Earliest Experiences and Attachment Processes

Howard Steele

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199755059
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979479 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0029
Perspective 5: Earliest Experiences and Attachment Processes

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This chapter discusses how Bowlby's theory not only has been successful in documenting individual differences in childhood but is also useful in examining how adults make sense of their attachment histories and derive meaning to inform their behavior as parents.

Keywords: attachment; bowlby; parenting; mothers

Chapter.  2657 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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