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Attachment theory: Attachment theory, developed by John Bowlby, explores the emotional bonds formed between infants and caregivers. It highlights the impact of early attachments on later social and emotional development. Secure attachments provide a foundation for healthy relationships, while insecure attachments can lead to difficulties in interpersonal connections and emotional regulation. See also J. Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, Affectional bond.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Mary Ainsworth on Attachment Theory - Dictionary of Arguments

Corr I 228
Attachment theory/Ainsworth/Shaver/Mikulincer: Ainsworth, Blehar, Waters and Wall (1978)(1) added important ideas and assessment procedures, which allowed her and Bowlby’s theory to be rigorously tested, revised and expanded for more than thirty years. AinsworthVsBowlby.
>J. Bowlby
, >Experiments, >Method.

1. Ainsworth, M. D. S., Blehar, M. C., Waters, E. and Wall, S. 1978. Patterns of attachment: assessed in the Strange Situation and at home. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum

Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer, “Attachment theory: I. Motivational, individual-differences and structural aspects”, in: Corr, Ph. J. & Matthews, G. (eds.) 2009. The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Ainsworth, Mary
Corr I
Philip J. Corr
Gerald Matthews
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009

Corr II
Philip J. Corr (Ed.)
Personality and Individual Differences - Revisiting the classical studies Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne 2018

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