Mario Mikulincer, Phillip R. Shaver: Attachment in Adulthood: Structure, Dynamics and Change
Reading Attachment in Adulthood by Mikulincer and Shaver is like stepping into a classroom with two master teachers and researchers. They wrote this book because 25 years of adult attachment research “needs to be summarized, organized and coherently conceptualized so that future studies and clinical interventions can build systematically on what is already known” (2007, p. 29). These gifted authors, psychology professors from Israel and California, know that this can only be accomplished successfully if their readers fully appreciate the theory that spawned it, the context in which it grew, and details of its development.
To that end, the book begins by outlining the basic concepts of attachment theory. It includes an engaging account of the origins of the theory and the relationship between attachment theory and psychoanalytic theory. This chapter could stand alone as a useful introduction for students, clinicians and researchers new to attachment theory or for those who have learned...
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