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Attachment and Psychopathology



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ISBN 9781572301917
Published July 2, 1997 by Guilford Press
328 Pages

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Book Description

This volume applies attachment theory and methods to extend our understanding and prediction of psychopathology. Studies of such populations as divorced mothers, chronically ill infants, Romanian adoptees, children of mothers with anxiety disorders, and boys with gender identity disorder reveal a variety of clinical implications and highlight issues for attachment theory. Chapters utilize research into a recently discovered form of attachment, the disorganized pattern, as well as new technologies for classifying attachment security beyond infancy. This book should be of interest to practioners, researchers, and students of clinical and developmental psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, and social work, as well as other professionals concerned with human development.

Table of Contents

Part 1 General considerations: attachment and psychopathology, Atkinson; clinical implications of attachment concepts, Rutter; patterns of attachment and sexual behaviour, Crittenden. Part 2 Risk and prediction: attachment networks in postdivorce families, Bretherton et al; intergenerational transmission of attachment, Van Ijzendoorn and Bakermans-Kranenburg; attachment and childhood behaviour problems in normal, at-risk and clinical samples, Goldberg; the role of attachment processes in externalizing psychopathology in young children, Greenberg et al; morality, disruptive behaviour, borderline personality disorder, crime, and their relationship to security of attachment, Fonagy et al. Part 3 In the clinic: toddlers' internalization of maternal attributions as a factor in quality of attachment, Lieberman; intergenerational transmission of relationship psychopathology, Zeanah et al.

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