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Attachment Across the Lifecourse

A Brief Introduction

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This succinct and highly readable book from one of Palgrave’s best-selling authors offers the perfect introduction to a fascinating and fast-growing field. It explains the key concepts in attachment theory and describes how...

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This succinct and highly readable book from one of Palgrave’s best-selling authors 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?’ and ‘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.

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A concise introduction to a wide-ranging subject that informs the fields of psychology, counselling, health and social work

Explores the application of attachment theory across the life course, with clear relevance to professional?as well as student readers
Integrates social psychology with development psychology perspectives to offer an uptodate and?fully rounded picture of a fastmoving field

Written by leading expert and best-selling author David Howe


Attachment Behaviour
Affect Regulation
The Internal Working Model
Patterns of Attachment
Attachment in Adulthood
Secure Attachments in Childhood
Secure Attachments in Adulthood
Avoidant Attachments in Childhood
Avoidant and Dismissing Attachments in Adulthood
Ambivalent Attachments in Childhood
Anxious and Preoccupied Attachments in Adulthood
Disorganised and Controlling Attachments in Childhood
Fearful Avoidant Attachments and Unresolved States of Mind in Adulthood
Nature and Nurture
Stability, Change and Adaptation
Epilogue
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DAVID HOWE OBE, Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He was founding editor of the Blackwell Science Journal, Child and Family Social Work (1996-2001) and is author of many books, including: Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice; Attachment Theory, Child Maltreatment and Family Support; Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention; and The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker.

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DAVID HOWE OBE, Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He was founding editor of the Blackwell Science Journal, Child and Family Social Work (1996-2001) and is author of many books, including: Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice; Attachment Theory, Child Maltreatment and Family Support; Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention; and The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker.

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