Presents theoretical and empirical advances in the study of adult attachment. This volume covers major topics, including stability and change of attachment orientations across the lifespan; influences of attachment on cognitive functioning; and implications for the ways individuals experience intimacy, conflict, caregiving, and satisfaction.
'Exceptional and important... Many of the field's major theoreticians and researchers have been assembled to offer sophisticated presentations of their state-of-the-art work. The editors and contributors are to be commended for producing a superb volume that is both broad and rich - the perfect text for a graduate course in contemporary attachment theory and research.' - "Kenneth N. Levy, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, USA" 'A cutting-edge treatment of one of the most vibrant and important domains in psychology. Fascinating, clear, comprehensive, and beautifully edited, this book is required reading for psychologists who want to know where adult attachment theory has been and where it is going, or who simply want to know more about the nature of human intimacy.' - "Garth Fletcher, PhD, University of Canterbury, New Zealand" 'Along with providing comprehensive reviews of the literature across many attachment-related topics, this book directly confronts a number of long-standing issues in the field. These include the validity of self-reports; change and stability in attachment security; explicit versus implicit working models; and general versus relationship-specific attachment. Dealing with attachment issues in therapy is also an important focus. A 'must read." - "Pat Noller, PhD, University of Queensland, Australia (Emeritus)"
Part I: Introduction: New Directions and Emerging Issues in Adult Attachment. "Rholes, Simpson, "Attachment Theory: Basic Concepts and Contemporary Questions. Part II: Attachment Processes across the Lifespan: Continuity, Discontinuity, Change, and Measurement Issues. "Shaver, Mikulincer, "What Do Self-Report Attachment Measures Assess? "Hazan, Gur-Yaish, Campa, "What Does It Mean to Be Attached? "Fraley, Brumbaugh, "A Dynamical Systems Approach to Conceptualizing and Studying Stability and Change in Attachment Security. "Davila, Cobb, "Predictors of Change in Attachment Security during Adulthood. Part III: Intrapersonal Aspects of Attachment: Cognitive Organization, Structure, and Information Processing. "Mikulincer, Shaver, "Security-Based Self-Representations in Adulthood: Contents and Processes. "Collins, Guichard, Ford, Feeney, "Working Models of Attachment: New Developments and Emerging Themes. "Diamond, Hicks, "Psychobiological Perspectives on Attachment: Implications for Health over the Lifespan. Part IV: Interpersonal Aspects of Attachment: Intimacy, Conflict, Caregiving, and Satisfaction. "Pietromonaco, Greenwood, Barrett, "Conflict in Adult Close Relationships: An Attachment Perspective. "Feeney, Collins, "Interpersonal Safe Haven and Secure Base Caregiving Processes in Adulthood. "Feeney, "Adult Attachment and Relationship Functioning under Stressful Conditions: Understanding Partners' Responses to Conflict and Challenge. Part V: Clinical and Applied Issues: Therapy, Psychopathology, and Well-Being. "Johnson, "Attachment Theory: A Guide for Healing Couple Relationships. "Kobak, Cassidy, Ziv, "Attachment-Related Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Implications for Adult Adaptation." Simpson, Rholes, "Anxious Attachment and Depressive Symptoms: An Interpersonal Perspective. "Cooper, Albino, Orcutt, Williams, "Attachment Styles and Intrapersonal Adjustment: A Longitudinal Study from Adolescence into Young Adulthood.