Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications

Author(s): Jude Cassidy

Attachment Theory

Widely regarded as the attachment "bible," this handbook artfully interweaves theory and cutting-edge research with clinical applications. Leading researchers examine the origins and development of attachment theory; present biological and evolutionary perspectives; and explore the role of attachment processes in relationships, including both parent-child and adult romantic bonds. Implications for mental health and psychotherapy are addressed, with reviews of exemplary attachment-oriented interventions for children and adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Contributors discuss best practices in assessment and critically evaluate available instruments and protocols. New to This Edition *Chapters on genetics and epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, and sexual mating. *Chapters on compassion, school readiness, and the caregiving system across the lifespan. *Chapter probing the relation between attachment and other developmental influences. *Nearly a decade's worth of theoretical and empirical advances.


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"This third edition of Cassidy and Shaver's Handbook will be an instant classic, like prior editions. The contributors are a 'who's who' in the field. The chapter coverage is exhaustive and timely in its treatment of long-standing and emerging issues in attachment theory and research, such as measurement, biological influences, interventions, and special populations. I use this handbook as the main text in a doctoral seminar on attachment theory and research taken by students in counseling, education, and psychology. Students have found the volume incredibly useful and comment on how it will remain on their shelves. A 'must have' for the researcher or clinician interested in attachment processes across the lifespan."--Richard Lanthier, PhD, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University "Impressive. The list of authors in the third edition includes nearly all of the ongoing major contributors to the attachment literature. Chapters are long enough to provide important updates, theoretical perspectives, and nuanced discussion. The breadth and depth of the content are stunning. This handbook is required reading for anyone who wants information regarding the current status of the attachment theory and research, including students, researchers, and professionals interested in a broad array of topics."--Nancy Eisenberg, PhD, Regents' Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University "The Handbook of Attachment reflects the kind of artful integration of behavior, emotion, and cognition that John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth hoped to set in train. I am particularly impressed by the work the editors and contributors to the third edition have devoted to updating, revising, and even reconceptualizing their chapters to keep up with this flourishing field. The third edition is more than just a great help for scholarship and teaching--it is indispensable. "--Everett Waters, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University

Jude Cassidy, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park and Director of the Maryland Child and Family Development Laboratory. Her research focuses on attachment, social and emotional development in children and adolescents, social information processing, peer relations, and early intervention. Dr. Cassidy serves as coeditor of the journal Attachment and Human Development. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and the American Psychological Association (APA), and received the Boyd R. McCandless Young Scientist Award from APA Division 7 (Developmental Psychology). Phillip R. Shaver, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. He has published several books and over 200 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Shaver's research focuses on attachment, human motivation and emotion, close relationships, personality development, and the effects of meditation on behavior and brain. He is a Fellow of both the APA and the APS, and is past president of the International Association for Relationship Research, which honored him with its Distinguished Career Award.

I. Overview of Attachment Theory 1. The Nature of the Child's Ties, Jude Cassidy 2. Attachment Disruptions, Reparative Processes, and Psychopathology: Theoretical and Clinical Implications, Roger Kobak, Kristyn Zajac, & Stephanie D. Madsen 3. Attachment, Loss, and Grief: Bowlby's Views, New Developments, and Current Controversies, R. Chris Fraley & Phillip R. Shaver 4. The Internal Working Model Construct in Light of Contemporary Neuroimaging Research, Inge Bretherton & Kristine A. Munholland II. Biological Perspectives 5. Attachment Theory within a Modern Evolutionary Framework, Jeffry A. Simpson & Jay Belsky 6. Psychobiological Origins of Infant Attachment and Its Role in Development, H. Jonathan Polan & Myron A. Hofer 7. Attachment in Rhesus Monkeys, Stephen J. Suomi 8. Attachment, Parenting, and Genetics, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn 9. Attachment and Psychoneuroimmunology, Katherine B. Ehrlich, Gregory E. Miller, Jason D. Jones, & Jude Cassidy 10. Attachment and Temperament as Intersecting Developmental Products and Interacting Developmental Contexts Throughout Infancy and Childhood, Brian E. Vaughn & Kelly K. Bost 11. Studying the Biology of Human Attachment, Amie A. Hane & Nathan A. Fox 12. Toward a Neuroscience of Attachment, James A. Coan III. Attachment in Infancy and Childhood 13. Normative Development: The Ontogeny of Attachment in Childhood, Robert S. Marvin, Preston A. Britner, & Beth S. Russell 14. Precursors of Attachment Security, R. M. Pasco Fearon & Jay Belsky 15. Attachment Relationships in the Context of Multiple Caregivers, Carollee Howes & Susan Spieker 16. Early Attachment and Later Development: Reframing the Questions, Ross A. Thompson 17. Attachment in Middle Childhood, Kathryn A. Kerns & Laura E. Brumariu 18. The Measurement of Attachment Security and Related Constructs in Infancy and Early Childhood, Judith Solomon & Carol George IV. Attachment in Adolescence and Adulthood 19. The Multiple Facets of Attachment in Adolescence, Joseph P. Allen & Joseph Tan 20. Pair Bonds as Attachments: Mounting Evidence in Support of Bowlby's Hypothesis, Debra M. Zeifman & Cindy Hazan 21. Adult Romantic Attachment: Developments in the Study of Couple Relationships, Judith A. Feeney 22. Attachment and Sexual Mating: The Joint Operation of Separate Motivational Systems, Gurit E. Birnbaum 23. Same Sex Romantic Attachment, Jonathan J. Mohr & Skylar D. Jackson 24. Adult Attachment and Emotion Regulation, Mario Mikulincer & Phillip R. Shaver 25. Attachment in Middle and Later Life, Carol Magai, Maria Teresa FrA-as, & Phillip R. Shaver 26. The Adult Attachment Interview: Protocol, Methods of Analysis, and Empirical Studies, Erik Hesse & Mary Main 27. Measurement of Individual Differences in Adult Attachment, Judith A. Crowell, R. Chris Fraley, & Glen I. Roisman V. Psychopathology and Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory and Research 28. Attachment and Psychopathology in Childhood, Michelle DeKlyen & Mark T. Greenberg 29. Attachment Disorganization from Infancy to Adulthood: Neurobiological Correlates, Parenting Contexts, and Pathways to Disorder, Karlen Lyons-Ruth & Deborah Jacobvitz 30. Challenges to the Development of Attachment Relationships Faced by Young Children in Foster and Adoptive Care, Mary Dozier & Michael Rutter 31. Attachment States of Mind and Psychopathology in Adulthood, K. Chase Stovall-McClough & Mary Dozier 32. Prevention and Intervention Programs to Support Early Attachment Security: A Move to the Level of the Community, Lisa J. Berlin, Charles H. Zeanah, & Alicia F. Lieberman 33. Attachment and Adult Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, Arietta Slade 34. Reconciling Psychoanalytic Ideas with Attachment Theory, Peter Fonagy, Patrick Luyten, Elizabeth Allison, & Chloe Campbell 35. Couple and Family Therapy: An Attachment Perspective, Audrey Brassard & Susan M. Johnson VI. Systems, Culture, and Context 36. Caregiving, Brooke C. Feeney & Susan S. Woodhouse 37. Cross-Cultural Patterns of Attachment: Universal and Contextual Dimensions, Judi Mesman, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, & Abraham Sagi-Schwartz 38. A Lifetime Perspective on Attachment and Care for Others: Empathy, Altruism, and Prosocial Behavior, Phillip R. Shaver, Mario Mikulincer, Jacquelyn T. Gross, Jessica A. Stern, & Jude Cassidy 39. Attachment and Religious Representations and Behavior, Pehr Granqvist & Lee A. Kirkpatrick 40. Divorce through the Lens of Attachment Theory, Brooke C. Feeney & Joan K. Monin 41. Attachment and School Readiness, Amanda P. Williford, Lauren M. Carter, & Robert C. Pianta 42. Implications of Attachment Theory and Research for Child Care Policies, Michael Rutter & Camilla Azis-Clauson VII. Perspectives on Attachment 43. The Place of Attachment in Development, L. Alan Sroufe

General Fields

  • : 9781462525294
  • : Guilford Publications
  • : Guilford Publications
  • : June 2016
  • : United States
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jude Cassidy
  • : Hardback
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : 155.92
  • : 1116