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Attachment Theory

Six Volume Set
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November 2013 | 2 416 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
From its origins in the 1950s with the work of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, Attachment Theory has expanded over the ensuing half century to become a central psychobiological paradigm in developmental and clinical psychology. Carefully compiled by an editorial partnership which spans both sides of the Atlantic, this new six-volume major work seeks to bring together for the first time important original papers on the subject of Attachment, making it an invaluable resource for all mental health professionals, from psychology,  medicine, psychiatry, nursing, counselling, and all modalities of psychotherapy. Opening with a newly-written introductory chapter which aims to provide a contextualising map of the field, the set is carefully divided into twenty sections split over six volumes, covering a broad range of key aspects on Attachment Theory.
 
VOLUME ONE
 
John Bowlby
J. Robertson and John Bowlby
Responses of Young Children to Separation from Their Mothers
Observations of the Sequences of Response of Children Aged 18 to 24 Months during the Course of Separation  
John Bowlby
Can I Leave My Baby?
John Bowlby
The Nature of the Child's Tie to His Mother
John Bowlby
Separation Anxiety
John Bowlby
Processes of Mourning
John Bowlby
On Knowing What You Are Not Supposed to Know and Feeling What You Are Not Supposed to Feel
John Bowlby
Psychoanalysis as a Natural Science
John Bowlby
Violence in the Family as a Disorder of the Attachment and Care-Giving Systems
John Bowlby
Developmental Psychiatry Comes of Age
 
PART TWO: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND IMMEDIATE IMPACT
Harry Harlow
The Nature of Love
C. Parkes
Effects of Bereavement on Physical and Mental Health
A Study of the Medical Records of Widows  
J. Anderson
Attachment Behavior out of Doors
Frank Van der Horst, René Van der Veer and Marinus van IJzendoorn
John Bowlby and Ethology
An Annotated Interview with Robert Hinde  
Inge Bretherton
The Origins of Attachment Theory
John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth  
Jeremy Holmes
'Something There Is That Doesn't Love a Wall'
John Bowlby, Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis  
 
VOLUME TWO
 
PART ONE: THE EARLY CRITICS
Anna Freud
Discussion of Dr. John Bowlby's Paper
René Spitz
Discussion of Dr. John Bowlby's Paper
Margaret Mead
A Cultural Anthropologist's Approach to Maternal Deprivation
Michael Rutter
Maternal Deprivation, 1972-1978
New Findings, New Concepts, New Approaches  
 
PART TWO: MARY AINSWORTH AND THE STRANGE SITUATION
Mary Ainsworth
The Development of Infant-Mother Interaction among the Ganda
Mary Ainsworth and B.A. Wittig
Attachment and Exploratory Behavior of One-Year-Olds in a Strange Situation
Mary Ainsworth, Sylvia Bell and D.J. Stayton
Individual Differences in Strange-Situation Behavior of One-Year-Olds
Mary Ainsworth
Attachment and Dependency
A Comparison  
Mary Ainsworth
The Development of Infant-Mother Attachment
Mary Ainsworth, Sylvia Bell and D.J. Stayton
Infant-Mother Attachment and Social Development
Socialization as a Product of Reciprocal Responsiveness to Signals  
Mary Ainsworth
Infant-Mother Attachment
Mary Ainsworth
Mary D. Salter Ainsworth
Mary Ainsworth and John Bowlby
An Ethological Approach to Personality Development
 
PART THREE: THE MINNESOTA STUDIES
L. Alan Sroufe and Everett Waters
Attachment as Organizational Construct
Everett Waters
The Reliability and Stability of Individual Differences in Infant-Mother Attachment
Leah Matas, Richard Arend and L. Alan Sroufe
Continuity of Adaptation in the Second Year
The Relationship between Quality of Attachment and Later Competence  
L. Alan Sroufe
The Coherence of Individual Development
Early Care, Attachment and Subsequent Developmental Issues  
Brian Vaughn et al
Differences in Infant-Mother Attachment at 12 and 18 Months
Stability and Change in Families under Stress  
 
VOLUME THREE
 
PART ONE: CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES
Klaus Grossman et al
German Children's Behavior towards Their Mothers at 12 Months and Their Fathers at 18 Months in Ainsworth's Strange Situation
German Posada et al
The Secure-Base Phenomenon across Cultures
Children's Behavior, Mothers' Preferences and Experts' Concepts  
 
PART TWO: MARY MAIN: THE ADULT ATTACHMENT INTERVIEW AND DISCOVERY OF THE DISORGANIZED PATTERN OF ATTACHMENT
Mary Main and Donna Weston
The Quality of the Toddler's Relationship to Mother and to Father
Related to Conflict Behavior and the Readiness to Establish New Relationships  
Mary Main, Nancy Kaplan and Jude Cassidy
Security in Infancy, Childhood and Adulthood
A Move to the Level of Representation  
Mary Main and J. Solomon
Procedures for Identifying Infants as Disorganized/Disoriented during the Ainsworth Strange Situation
Mary Main and Erik Hesse
Parents' Unresolved Traumatic Experiences Are Related to Infant Disorganized Attachment Status
Is Frightened and/or Frightening Parental Behavior the Linking Mechanism?  
Mary Main
Metacognitive knowledge, metacognitive monitoring, and singular (coherent) vs. multiple (incoherent) models of attachment: Findings and directions for future research
Erik Hesse
Discourse, Memory and the Adult Attachment Interview
A Note with Emphasis on the Emerging Cannot Classify Category  
Mary Main
The Organized Categories of Infant, Child and Adult Attachment
Flexible versus Inflexible Attention under Attachment-Related Stress  
Erik Hesse and Mary Main
Disorganized Infant, Child and Adult Attachment
Collapse in Behavioral and Attentional Strategies  
 
PART THREE: FURTHER STUDIES OF DISORGANIZED ATTACHMENT
Byron Egeland and L. Alan Sroufe
Attachment and Early Maltreatment
Vicki Carlson et al
Disorganized/Disoriented Attachment Relationships in Maltreated Infants
D. Cicchetti & D. Barnett
Attachment organization in maltreated preschoolers
Karlen Lyons-Ruth, Lisbeth Alpern and Betty Repacholi
Disorganized Infant Attachment Classification and Maternal Psychosocial Problems as Predictors of Hostile-Aggressive Behavior in the Pre-School Classroom
Elizabeth Carlson
A Prospective Longitudinal Study of Attachment Disorganization/Disorientation
Karlen Lyons-Ruth, Elisa Bronfman and Elizabeth Parsons
Maternal Frightened, Frightening or Atypical Maternal Behavior and Disorganized Infant Attachment Patterns
Carlo Schuengel, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg and Marinus van IJzendoorn
Frightening Maternal Behavior Linking Unresolved Loss and Disorganized Infant Attachment
Karlen Lyons-Ruth et al
Expanding the Concept of Unresolved Mental States
Hostile/Helpless States of Mind on the Adult Attachment Interview Are Associated with Disrupted Mother-Infant Communication and Infant Disorganization  
 
VOLUME FOUR
 
PART ONE: ADULT ATTACHMENT INTERVIEW AND LONGITUDINAL STUDIES
Peter Fonagy, Howard Steele and Miriam Steele
Maternal Representations of Attachment during Pregnancy Predict Organization of Infant-Mother Attachment at One Year of Age
Marinus van IJzendoorn
Adult Attachment Representations, Parental Responsiveness and Infant Attachment
A Meta-Analysis on the Predictive Validity of the Adult Attachment Interview  
Everett Waters
Attachment Security in Infancy and Early Childhood
A 20-Year Longitudinal Study  
Howard Steele and Miriam Steele
Understanding and Resolving Emotional Conflict
The London Parent-Child Project  
L. Alan Sroufe
Attachment and Development
A Prospective, Longitudinal Study from Birth to Adulthood  
 
PART TWO: AFFECT REGULATION
Jude Cassidy
Emotion Regulation
Influences of Attachment Relationships  
Mario Mikulincer, Phillip Shaver and Dana Pereg
Attachment Theory and Affect Regulation
The Dynamics, Development and Cognitive Consequences of Attachment-Related Strategies  
Judith Schore and Allan Schore
Modern Attachment Theory
The Central Role of Affect Regulation in Development and Treatment  
James Coan, Hillary Schaefer and Richard Davidson
Lending a Hand
Social Regulation of the Neural Response to Threat  
 
PART THREE: FATHERS
Michael Lamb
Qualitative Aspects of Mother- and Father-Infant Attachments
Inge Bretherton
Fathers in Attachment Theory and Research
A Review  
 
PART FOUR: ASSESSING ATTACHMENT BEYOND INFANCY
Everett Waters and Kathleen Deane
Defining and Assessing Individual Differences in Attachment Relationships
Q-Methodology and the Organization of Behavior in Infancy and Early Childhood  
Mary Main and Jude Cassidy
Categories of Response to Reunion with the Parent at AgeSix
Predictable from Infant Attachment Classifications and Stable over a One-Month Period  
Inge Bretherton, Doreen Ridgeway and Jude Cassidy
Assessing Internal Working Models of the Attachment Relationship
Yael Shmueli-Goetz et al
The Child Attachment Interview
A Psychometric Study of Reliability and Discriminant Validity  
Joseph Allen, Stuart Hauser and Emily Borman-Spurrell
Attachment Theory as a Framework for Understanding Sequelae of Severe Adolescent Psychopathology
An 11-Year Follow-up Study  
 
PART FIVE: EXTENDING THE ATTACHMENT PARADIGM TO ADULTS
Cindy Hazan and Phillip Shaver
Romantic Love Conceptualized as an Attachment Process
Kim Bartholomew
Avoidance of Intimacy
An Attachment Perspective  
Judith Crowell, Dominique Treboux and Everett Waters
Stability of Attachment Representations
The Transition to Marriage  
Patricia Crittenden
A Dynamic-Maturational Model of Attachment
Brooke Feeney and Maredith Van Vleet
Growing through Attachment
The Interplay of Attachment Exploration in Adulthood  
 
VOLUME FIVE
 
PART ONE: MENTALIZING
Peter Fonagy et al
Attachment, the Reflective Self and Borderline States
The Predictive Specificity of the Adult Attachment Interview and Pathological Emotional Development  
Elizabeth Meins et al
Rethinking Maternal Sensitivity
Mothers' Comments in Infants' Mental Processes Predict Security of Attachment at 12 Months  
Arietta Slade
Parental reflective functioning: An introduction
 
PART TWO: PARENTING AND CARE-GIVING
Judith Solomon and Carol George
Defining the Care-Giving System
Toward a Theory of Care-Giving  
Jay Belsky
Emanuel Miller Lecture
Developmental Risks (Still) Associated with Early Child Care  
 
PART THREE: TEMPERAMENT, ATTACHMENT AND 'DIFFERENTIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY'
L. Alan Sroufe
Attachment Classification from the Perspective of Infant Caregiver Relationships and Infant Temperament
Jay Belsky, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg and Marinus van IJzendoorn
For Better and for Worse
Differential Susceptibility to Environmental Influences  
Marian Bakermans-Krankenburg and Marinus van Ijzendoorn
Differential Susceptibility to Rearing Environment Depending on Dopamine-Related Genes
New Evidence and a Meta-Analysis  
 
PART FOUR: PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
Jay Belsky
Attachment, Mating and Parenting
An Evolutionary Interpretation  
Stephen Suomi
Early Determinants of Behavior
Evidence from Private Studies  
Michael Meaney
Maternal Care, Gene Expression and the Transmission of Individual Differences in Stress Reactivity across Generations
Myron Hofer
Psychobiological Roots of Early Attachment
G. Roisman and R. Fraley
A Behavior–Genetic Study of Parenting Quality, Infant Attachment Security, and Their Covariation in a Nationally Representative Sample
Everett Waters
Live Long and Prosper
A Note on Attachment and Evolution  
 
VOLUME SIX
 
PART ONE : ATTACHMENT AND PSYCHOANALYSIS
Morris Eagle
Attachment and Sexuality
Arietta Slade
The Development and Organization of Attachment
Implications for Psychoanalysis  
Karlen Lyons-Ruth
The Two-Person Unconscious
Inter-Subjective Dialogue, Enactive Relational Representation and the Emergence of New Forms of Relational Organization  
 
PART TWO: CHILD APPLIED AND CLINICAL
Alicia Lieberman, Donna Weston and Jeree Pawl
Preventive Intervention and Outcome with Anxiously Attached Dyads
Charles Zeanah
Beyond Insecurity
A Re-Conceptualization of Attachment Disorders of Infancy  
Kent Hoffman et al
Changing Toddlers' and Preschoolers' Attachment Classifications
The Circle of Security Intervention  
Dante Cicchetti, Fred Rogosch and Sheree Toth
Fostering Secure Attachment in Infants in Maltreating Families through Preventative Interventions
Mary Dozier
Effects of an Attachment-Based Intervention on the Cortisol Production of Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care
 
PART THREE: ADULT CLINCAL
Mary Dozier, L. Cue and Lara Barnett
Clinicians as Caregivers
Role of Attachment Organization in Treatment  
Susan Johnson, Judy Makinen and John Millikin
Attachment Injuries in Couple Relationships
A New Perspective on Impasses in Couple Therapy  
Jeremy Holmes
Disorganized Attachment and Borderline Personality Disorder
A Clinical Perspective  
Giovanni Liotti
Trauma, Dissociation and Disorganized Attachment
Three Strands of a Single Braid  
Randomized Controlled Trial of Outpatient Mentalization-Based Treatment versus Structured Clinical Management for Borderline Personality Disorder Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy

"This compilation of scholarly articles on the Attachment Theory will certainly interest mental health professionals in Asia. The wealth of information can assist them in their clinical work as they grapple with psychological issues in their busy clinics. All the authors in the book are from both sides of the Atlantic and I am sure the editors are cognizant that the 21st century is the Pacific Century and will be thinking about a Chinese edition with views from Asian psychotherapists about the Attachment Theory."

Professor EE-Heok Kwa, National University of Singapore

"This work is an absolute tour de force. It is the most comprehensive (indeed the definitive) account of attachment theory, science and practice. It includes an immensely valuable analysis of the ethological and psychoanalytical origins and this movement, which has had such an immense impact on the mental health sciences of our time, and of all the successive stages in and aspects of its development. The six volumes cover absolutely everything, from infant and child work to adult psychiatry, from mentalization to affect regulation and beyond. Its introduction to the currently unfolding vistas in the neuroscience of attachment is particularly exciting. Surely this is a via regia to the best possible psychiatry of the future - a psychiatry which is simultaneously psychological and biological, both clinical and empirical, humane and rigourous."

Professor Mark Solms , University of Cape Town and Co-Chair of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society

"This six-volume collection provides a bird-eye view of "Attachment Theory", a key concept of developmental psychology and psychiatry. Starting from selected articles of the pioneer John Bowlby, it describes the impact as well as the critiques of the original work, and covers all areas of diverse extension of this theory. This 21st- century look at Attachment theory also points to important remaining questions of this field, and is highly recommended to the next generations of clinicians, psychologists and neuroscience researchers."

Kumi O Kuroda, MD PhD, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan


“This is a wonderful and long-awaited piece of work.  The coverage is tremendously comprehensive, feeding perfectly the needs both of scholars and practitioners, and I am sure it will become an indispensable resource for on Attachment Theory, a must-know area nowadays for everybody practicing in the field of mental health and psychotherapy.  I wholeheartedly recommend this work to every mental health professional, both East and West.”

Dr. Teresa Chan
Consultant, Department of Psychiatry, Tai Po Hospital, and Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

“China is a highly populated country in which family relationships and values are central. Attachment Theory provides a theoretical and therapeutic framework for thinking about family strengths and weaknesses, and how to help when trauma or mental illness strikes.  It provides an invaluable new framework for psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professional in China. The study of attachment theory will also itself be enriched by encountering Chinese culture, making this collection invaluable to researchers both at home and abroad.”

Yunping Yang
Capital Medical University, Beijing

"Like no other resource, this series provides an invaluable compilation of scientific-theoretical studies on "Attachment Theory", that will definitely be used as a secure base for many researchers worldwide and from which a great exploration from its origins to the most recent developments can be made. With this state of the art researchers from other regions, such as Latin America, can begin to pave the way for the consolidation of the emerging and promising work in this area."

Rodrigo A. Cárcamo
Assistant Professor at University of Magallanes, Chile

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