Attachment Across the Lifecourse

How do past relationships shape who we are today?

Author: David Howe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230346014

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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How do past relationships shape who we are today? Attachment theory offers a powerful model for explaining how our earliest relationships affect not only our development as children, but also our feelings and behaviour as adults. This succinct and highly readable book offers the perfect introduction to a fascinating and fast-growing field. It explains the key concepts in attachment theory and describes how the main attachment types play out both in childhood and later life. It identifies some of the intriguing questions being explored by research, such as: What part do individuals' attachment histories play in adult relationships? What scope is there for attachment styles established in infancy to change later in life? Students and professionals alike from across the fields of psychology, counselling, health and social work will find this an illuminating and thought-provoking guide to the rich complexity of human behaviour.

Support and Protection Across the Lifecourse

Howe, D. (2005) Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention, Basingstoke: Macmillan. Howe, D. (2011) Attachment Across the Lifecourse: A Brief Introduction, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Author: McGregor, Caroline

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447360559

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Crossing the traditional divide between social work with children and families and adults, this text applies a lifecourse perspective, within an ecological frame. Based on the principle that practice drives theory, a practical approach for social work is put forward using five interconnected themes: • duality of support and protection • life transitions and life events • intergenerational relations • civic partnership and engagement • health and wellbeing Designed for students and practitioners, this text takes an enquiry-based approach using Critical ART (analysis, reflection and thinking). The book features: • case studies • research examples • tips for Critical ART in practice • further reading and resources

Attachment and Loss in the Works of James Joyce

Howe, Attachment Across the Lifecourse, 104. With reference to Cooper et al., “Attachment Styles and Intrapersonal Adjustment: A Longitudinal Study from Adolescence to Young Adulthood,” in Adult Attachment: Theory, Research and Clinical ...

Author: Linda Horsnell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1793635625

Category: Attachment behavior in literature

Page: 252

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Using Attachment Theory as a frame of reference to critically analyse grief in the works of James Joyce, Attachment and Loss in the Works of James Joyce allows for new and innovative readings to emerge, opening another avenue in the debate regarding cognition and literature.

Addiction and Pastoral Care

David Howe, Attachment across the Lifecourse: A Brief Introduction (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 25. 12. Mary Sykes Wylie and Lynn Turner, “The Attuned Therapist: Does Attachment Theory Really Matter?” Psychotherapy Networker 35 ...

Author: Sonia E. Waters

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 1467452696

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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A timely resource treating addiction holistically as both a spiritual and a pathological condition Substance addictions present a unique set of challenges for pastoral care. In this book Sonia Waters weaves together personal stories, research, and theological reflection to offer helpful tools for ministers, counselors, chaplains, and anyone else called to care pastorally for those struggling with addiction. Waters uses the story of the Gerasene demoniac in Mark’s Gospel to reframe addiction as a “soul-sickness” that arises from a legion of individual and social vulnerabilities. She includes pastoral reflections on oppression, the War on Drugs, trauma, guilt, discipleship, and identity. The final chapters focus on practical-care skills that address the challenges of recovery, especially ambivalence and resistance to change.

Gene Environment Interplay in Interpersonal Relationships across the Lifespan

Like Erikson, many developmental theorists identify infant attachment as the key foundation for all later development, ... Across the life course, shaped by ongoing interpersonal interactions and life experiences, attachment becomes ...

Author: Briana N. Horwitz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493929232

Category: Psychology

Page: 281

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Intriguing new findings on how genes and environments work together through different stages of life take the spotlight in this significant collection. Studies from infancy to late adulthood show both forces as shaping individuals' relationships within family and non-family contexts, and examine how these relationships, in turn, continue to shape the individual. Transitional periods, in which individuals become more autonomous and relationships and personal identities become more complicated, receive special emphasis. In addition, chapters shed light on the extent to which the quantity and quality of genetic and environmental influence may shift across and even within life stages. Included in the coverage: Gene-environment interplay in parenting young children. The sibling relationship as a source of shared environment. Gene-environment transactions in childhood and adolescent problematic peer relationships. Toward a developmentally sensitive and genetically informed perspective on popularity. Spouse, parent, and co-worker: roles and relationships in adulthood. The family system as a unit of clinical care: the role of genetic systems. Behavioral geneticists, clinical psychologists, and family therapists will find in Gene-Environment Interplay in Interpersonal Relationships across the Lifespan a window into current thinking on the subject, new perspectives for understanding clients and cases, and ideas for further study.

Working with High Risk Youth

Adapted from David Howe, Attachment Across the Lifecourse: A Brief Introduction (2011). Table 2.2 Organized/disorganized attachment Organized attachment Disorganized attachment Young children behaviourally adapt to the ...

Author: Peter Smyth

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351980890

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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In the child welfare system some youth do well in their lives, but far too many do not experience positive outcomes by the time they are leaving government services. The youth often feel marginalized and that they were not involved in decisions about their own lives, leaving them with a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. This book focuses on high-risk youth - whose struggles include neglect and abuse, alcohol and drug abuse, the risk of being exploited, mental health issues, and the inability to self-regulate and trust - a population of youth that government child welfare services and community agencies struggle to serve adequately. The focus has traditionally been on punishment-consequence interventions and demanding compliance, but experience and research shows they can be better served through relationship-based practice incorporating harm reduction principles, resiliency and strength-based approaches, community collaboration, and an understanding that these youth typically come from experiences of early trauma impacting their brain development and their ability to form attachments. This book provides an overview of the Get Connected practice framework and philosophy, and provides strategies for engaging and working with the most disconnected, challenging, and troubled youth in society.

Attachment Theory and Research

Attachment across the lifecourse. Palgrave Macmillan. An excellent overview of the findings of attachment research as relevant to different periods in the human life course. A strength is that the book is written clearly, and can easily ...

Author: Tommie Forslund

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111965789X

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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As interest in attachment theory continues to grow, misconceptions of the theory are becoming increasingly common. Important texts on major theoretical and empirical contributions are often too extensive for non-specialist readers or not readily available to clinicians. Designed to address a significant gap in literature, Attachment Theory and Research: A Readerpresents a carefully curated selection of book chapters and journal articles on the subject—complemented by previously unpublished material by the founder of the theory. This valuable new resource provides practitioners, students, policymakers, and general readers an accessible and up-to-date view of the concepts, development, and diversity of attachment theory. The Reader comprises 15 succinct chapters by many of the most influential researchers in the theory, covering the basis of attachment theory and the current state of the field. The book brings together a wide range of works, many of which challenge common assumptions and offer intriguing new insights on attachment theory and research. Topics include psychoanalytic theories of separation anxiety, concepts of anxiety, stress, and homeostasis, the origins of disorganized attachment, cultural differences in caregiving practices, reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED), the future prospects of attachment theory, and more.

Knowledge Structures in Close Relationships

Resth explorations in adult attachment. New York: Peter Lang. Rothbard, I. C., St Shaver, P. R. (1994). Continuity of attachment across the lifecourse: An attachment-theoretical perspective on personality. In M. B. Sperling 8c W. H. ...

Author: Garth J.O. Fletcher

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317781139

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

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Thirty-three of the top scholars in this fast moving domain present a picture of work at the cusp in social psychology -- work that deals with cognition and affect in close relationships. The present volume contains a wealth of research findings and influential theoretical accounts that spring as much from indigenous work in the close relationship field as from purebred social cognition. The chapters introduce theories and research programs concerned with the role of individual and couple differences in close relationship knowledge structures. They deal with the role of emotion and affect in close relationships. And they discuss the function of cognition and knowledge structures in relation to the developmental course of close relationships. Each section is accompanied by a critical review written by an expert in the field. This volume is a must for any close relationship scholar interested in the latest research and theorizing about close relationships that adopt a social psychological perspective. It will also be of interest to scholars and students working in clinical psychology, social cognition, communication, individual differences, and family studies.

Strange Situation

Howard, Kimberly S. “Paternal Attachment, Parenting Beliefs and Children's Attachment.” Early Child Development and Care 180, no. 1–2 (2010): 157-71. Howe, David. Attachment Across the Lifecourse: A Brief Introduction.

Author: Bethany Saltman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0399181458

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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A full-scale investigation of the controversial and often misunderstood science of attachment theory, inspired by the author’s own experience as a parent and daughter. “A profound and beautiful work . . . searingly honest, brazenly fresh, and startlingly rich.”—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon When professional researcher and writer Bethany Saltman gave birth to her daughter, Azalea, she loved her deeply but felt as if something was missing. Looking back at her lonely childhood, dangerous teenage years, and love-addicted early adulthood, Saltman thought maybe she was broken. Then she discovered the science of attachment, the field of psychology that explores the question of why—from an evolutionary point of view—love exists between parents and children. Saltman went on a ten-year journey visiting labs, archives, and training sessions, while learning the meaning of “delight” from Mary Ainsworth, one of psychology’s most important but unsung researchers, who died in 1999. Saltman went deep into the history and findings from Ainsworth’s famous laboratory procedure, the Strange Situation, which, like an X-ray, is still used today by scientists around the world to catch a glimpse of the internal workings of attachment. In this simple twenty-minute procedure, a baby and a caregiver enter an ordinary room with two chairs and some toys. During a series of comings and goings, a trained observer studies the minutiae of the pair’s back-and-forth with each other. Through the science of attachment, what Saltman discovered was a radical departure from everything she thought she knew—about love and about her own family, her story, and herself. She was far from broken—she saw that love is too powerful to ever break. Strange Situation is a scientific, lyrical, life-affirming exploration of love. Not only will readers be taken on an emotional ride through one mother’s reckoning with her own past and her family’s future, but they will also be given the tools with which to better understand their own life histories and their relationships today. Praise for Strange Situation “A fascinating deep dive into attachment theory . . . Carefully researched and with copious endnotes, this is an excellent resource for anyone interested in child development.”—Publishers Weekly “Honest and complex . . . A thoughtful engagement with a topic that affects all parents.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Concise Guide to Using Social Work Theory in Practice

Things to think about Building security and attachment is consistent across the world but cultures and ethnic groups ... for example ideas about development stages throughout the lifecourse, theories of the stages or tasks people work ...

Author: Malcolm Payne


ISBN: 1447343778

Category: Social service

Page: 240

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This reference handbook for students and beginning practitioners guides them through the main processes and ideas used in the practice of social work. Starting from intake and assessment, it moves on to intervention and covers the main theories that inform intervention and ends with evaluation and reflection. The approach offers a series of guidelines as reminders of actions that practitioners typically have to undertake and the issues that they need to bear in mind.