Attachment Across the Lifecourse

A Brief Introduction

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.

Attachment Across the Lifecourse

A Brief Introduction

Author: David Howe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344763

Category: Psychology

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.

Attachment Across the Lifecourse

A Brief Introduction

Author: David Howe

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230293595

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Analyzing a range of traditional and contemporary perspectives, this crisp text explores the core attachment styles and charts their impact on childhood and adult behaviour. Written by one of social work’s most highly-regarded commentators, it is a perfect introduction to the complex field of attachment theory.

Attachment Theory, Child Maltreatment and Family Support

A Practice and Assessment Model

Author: David Howe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349149756

Category: Attachment behavior

Page: 320

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This text offers a comprehensive and penetrating account of how social developmental perspectives and attachment theory can illuminate practice in the field of child protection and family support. Case study material is used throughout.

Attachment Across the Life Cycle

Author: Colin Murray Parkes,Joan Stevenson-Hinde,Peter Marris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134934548

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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To explain and understand the patterns that attachment play in psychiatric and social problems a body of knowledge has sprung up which owes much to the pioneering work of the late John Bowlby. This book draws together recent theoretical contributions, research findings and clinical data from psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists and ethologists from Britain, America and Europe.

Understanding the Life Course

Author: Lorraine Green

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 074564015X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Understanding the Life Course provides a uniquely comprehensive guide to understanding the entire life course from an interdisciplinary perspective. Combining the important insights sociology and psychology have to bring to the study of the life course, the book presents the concept′s theoretical underpinnings in an accessible style, supported by real–life examples. What do reality TV shows such as Supernanny really tell us about child development? Are teenage rebellions and midlife crises written into our DNA? Does being a grandparent – or even a great–grandparent – equate to being old? This book encourages readers to think about these questions by highlighting the many different ways the life course can be interpreted, including themes of linearity and multi–directionality, continuity and discontinuity, and the interplay between nature and nurture, or genetics and culture. From birth and becoming a parent, to death and grieving for the loss of others, key research studies and theories are introduced, and their contemporary relevance and validity discussed. All stages of the life course are considered in conjunction with issues of social inequality (such as social class, race/ethnicity and gender) and critical examination of lay viewpoints. The book′s comprehensive coverage of the life course counters the limitations of working with a certain group or age category in isolation, and its interdisciplinary focus recognizes the centrality of working in and across multi–professional teams and organizations. It will be essential reading for students on vocational programmes in social work, the allied health professions, nursing and education, and will provide thought–provoking insight into the wider contexts of the life course for students of psychology and sociology.

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults

Author: David Shemmings,Yvonne Shemmings

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849050449

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Disorganized attachment, the most extreme form of insecure attachment, can develop in a child when the person who is meant to protect them becomes a source of danger. This book provides a comprehensive text on disorganized attachment.

Social Work Perspectives On Human Behaviour

Author: Parrish, Margarete

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335262848

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This book explains the wide basis of perspectives on which we build an understanding of people's behaviours and why we respond in the way we do.

Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health

A guide to clinical practice

Author: Adam N. Danquah,Katherine Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134675240

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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In the fifty years since its inception, John Bowlby’s attachment theory has been powerfully influential on developmental psychology and, more recently, mental health. Bringing together the experience of a diverse range of mental health practitioners and researchers who routinely use attachment theory in their own work, Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health provides a guide to using attachment theory in everyday practice. Adam N. Danquah and Katherine Berry present a wide-ranging and practical approach to the topic which includes studies on clinical practice, the provision of mental health services and accommodating intercultural perspectives. Section One covers the basics of attachment theory and practice. Section Two presents clinical problems and presentations including, among others, the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, personality disorder and eating disorders. Section Three addresses the needs of specific populations, discussing the influence of sociocultural factors like gender, ethnicity and age. Finally, Section Four examines the organisation and the practitioner, including using the theory to organise services and how individual therapists can integrate their own attachment histories into their approach. Including the most up-to-date theories and practice in the field, Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health is ideal for psychologists and psychological therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers and mental health service managers and commissioners.

Empathy

What it is and why it Matters

Author: David Howe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137276436

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Empathy is profoundly important for understanding people's feelings and behaviour. It is not only an essential skill in conducting successful personal and working relationships, it also helps us understand what makes people moral and societies decent. With this compelling book, David Howe invites the reader on an illuminating journey of discovery into how empathy was first conceptualised and how its influence has steadily risen and spread. He captures the growing significance of empathy to many fields, from evolutionary psychology and brain science to moral philosophy and mental health. In doing so, he eloquently explains its importance to child development, intimate relationships, therapy, the creative arts, neurology and ethics. Written with light touch, this is an authoritative and insightful guide to empathy, its importance, why we have it and how it develops. It offers an invaluable introduction for readers everywhere, including those studying or working in psychology, counselling, psychotherapy, social work, health, nursing and education.

The Clinical Interview of the Child

Author: Stanley I. Greenspan

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585627370

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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Ideal for both novices and advanced practitioners, the new edition of Stanley Greenspan's classic guide outlines a practical process for observing and interviewing children -- and organizing and interpreting their unfolding communications. Highly acclaimed, The Clinical Interview of the Child uses actual interviews with children to show readers how to Apply a developmental, biopsychosocial framework for understanding the inner lives of children at different ages and stages Observe and assess human development, including emotional and cognitive patterns and perceptual capacities Help infants and children to reveal their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors during the clinical interview Organize and interpret the interview data by constructing a developmental profile and translating it into DSM-IV-TR diagnostic categories The third edition has been expanded and revised extensively, with updated theoretical and conceptual foundations; information on higher levels of ego development and reflective and thinking capacities of older children; and a new section on a developmental biopsychosocial model -- the developmental, individual-difference, relationship-based (DIR) approach. An invaluable educational and practical resource, The Clinical Interview of the Child, Third Edition, is an ideal tool for psychiatrists and psychologists, pediatricians, educators, social workers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and judges and attorneys dealing with children and families.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Attachment, Development and Intervention

Author: David Howe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802397

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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This exciting new book offers a survey of the field of child abuse and neglect from the perspective of modern developmental attachment theory. The book opens with an account of the theory and describes the ways in which attachment difficulties manifest themselves in children's behaviour. The following three sections look at abuse, neglect, and compound cases of abuse and neglect, backing this up with empirical research evidence and vivid case material. The final section provides a comprehensive review of attachment-based interventions. This is a clear and compelling textbook, anchored in research evidence and geared in its structure to answer the kinds of questions practitioners and student practitioners specialising in child welfare are most likely to ask.

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

Author: Colby Pearce

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429491

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

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This book presents a short and accessible introduction to what 'attachment' means and how to recognise attachment disorders in children. The author explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world. It explores the mindset of difficult and traumatised children and the motivations behind their apparently antisocial and defensive tendencies. A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder includes case vignettes to illustrate examples, and offers a comprehensive set of tried-and-tested practical strategies for parents, carers and practitioners in supportive roles caring for children.

Attachment from Infancy to Adulthood

The Major Longitudinal Studies

Author: Klaus E. Grossmann,Karin Grossmann,Everett Waters

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593853815

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

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This volume provides unique and valuable firsthand accounts of the most important longitudinal studies of attachment. Presented are a range of research programs that have broadened our understanding of early close relationships and their role in individual adaptation throughout life. In addition to discussing the findings that emerged from each study, leading investigators offer rare reflections on the process of scientific discovery. Themes addressed include the complexities of designing studies that span years or even decades; challenges in translating theoretical constructs into age-appropriate assessments; how Bowlby's original models have been refined and expanded; and how attachment interacts with other key influences on development.

Becoming Attached

First Relationships and how They Shape Our Capacity to Love

Author: Robert Karen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195115017

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 498

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The struggle to understand the infant-parent bond ranks as one of the great quests of modern psychology, one that touches us deeply because it holds so many clues to how we become who we are. How are our personalities formed? How do our early struggles with our parents reappear in the way we relate to others as adults? Why do we repeat with our own children--seemingly against our will--the very behaviors we most disliked about our parents? In Becoming Attached, psychologist and noted journalist Robert Karen offers fresh insight into some of the most fundamental and fascinating questions of emotional life. Karen begins by tracing the history of attachment theory through the controversial work of John Bowlby, a British psychoanalyst, and Mary Ainsworth, an American developmental psychologist, who together launched a revolution in child psychology. Karen tells about their personal and professional struggles, their groundbreaking discoveries, and the recent flowering of attachment theory research in universities all over the world, making it one of the century's most enduring ideas in developmental psychology. In a world of working parents and makeshift day care, the need to assess the impact of parenting styles and the bond between child and caregiver is more urgent than ever. Karen addresses such issues as: What do children need to feel that the world is a positive place and that they have value? Is day care harmful for children under one year? What experiences in infancy will enable a person to develop healthy relationships as an adult?, and he demonstrates how different approaches to mothering are associated with specific infant behaviors, such as clinginess, avoidance, or secure exploration. He shows how these patterns become ingrained and how they reveal themselves at age two, in the preschool years, in middle childhood, and in adulthood. And, with thought-provoking insights, he gives us a new understanding of how negative patterns and insecure attachment can be changed and resolved throughout a person's life. The infant is in many ways a great mystery to us. Every one of us has been one; many of us have lived with or raised them. Becoming Attached is not just a voyage of discovery in child emotional development and its pertinence to adult life but a voyage of personal discovery as well, for it is impossible to read this book without reflecting on one's own life as a child, a parent, and an intimate partner in love or marriage.

Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice

Author: David Howe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349240818

Category: Attachment behavior

Page: 256

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This work addresses the needs of social workers in understanding and assessing the nature and origins of disturbed social relationships, and examines the theories emerging in and around attachment theory.

The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker

Author: David Howe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230365221

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Elegantly and succinctly, David Howe explains the theory of emotional intelligence - and its vital practical value - to an audience of students and practitioners across a range of human services and caring professions. He makes a powerful case for the importance of understanding and managing emotions for effective professional practice.

Handbook of Emotion, Adult Development, and Aging

Author: Carol Magai,Susan H. McFadden

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080532776

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

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The field of emotions research has recently seen an unexpected period of growth and expansion, both in traditional psychological literature and in gerontology. The Handbook of Emotion, Adult Development, and Aging provides a broad overview and summary of where this field stands today, specifically with reference to life course issues and aging. Written by a distinguished group of contributing authors, the text is grounded in a life span developmental framework, while advancing a multidimensional view of emotion and its development and incorporating quantitative and qualitative research findings. The book is divided into five parts. Part One discusses five major theoretical perspectives including biological, discrete emotions, ethological, humanistic, and psychosocial. Part Two on affect and cognition discusses the role of emotion in memory, problem solving, and internal perceptions of self and gender. Part Three on emotion and relationships expands on the role of emotion in sibling and parent/child relationships, as well as relationships between friends and romantic partners, and the emotional reaction to interpersonal loss across the life span. Part Four on stress, health, and psychological well-being treats issues of stress and coping, religion, personality, and quality of life. The final part on continuity and change in emotion patterns and personality discusses emotion and emotionality throughout the life span. An ideal reference source for professionals across a wide range of disciplines, the text summarizes recent important developments in this fast growing area of psychology and proposes many new directions for future research. Provides a biopsychological view on emotion in adulthood from a life span context Presents the new perspective on emotion in older adults actively engaged in emotion self-regulation Describes the intimate connection between emotion and the structure of personality Demonstrates a new perspective on what emotion is, its importance across the life span, its connections with cognition, its role in interpersonal relation, and the way it influences both stability and change in adulthood Illustrates the interpersonal nature of emotion Provides theoretically based, leading edge research from international authors Five areas of coverage include: Theoretical perspectives Affect and cognition Emotion and relationships Stress, health, and psychological well-being Continuity and change in emotion patterns and personality Coverage includes: Five major theoretical perspectives, including biological, discrete emotions, ethological, humanistic, and psychosocial The role of emotion in memory, problem-solving, and internal perceptions of self and gender The role of emotion in sibling and parent/child relationships, relationships between friends and romantic partners, and the emotional reaction to interpersonal loss across the lifespan Issues of stress and coping, religion, personality, and quality of life Emotion and emotionality throughout the lifespan

Handbook of Attachment, Third Edition

Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications

Author: Jude Cassidy,Phillip R. Shaver

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462525296

Category: Psychology

Page: 1068

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Widely regarded as the state-of-the-science reference on attachment, this handbook 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 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.

The Development of the Person

The Minnesota Study of Risk and Adaptation from Birth to Adulthood

Author: L. Alan Sroufe,Byron Egeland,Elizabeth A. Carlson,W. Andrew Collins

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606232491

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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The definitive work on a groundbreaking study, this essential volume provides a coherent picture of the complexity of development from birth to adulthood. Explicated are both the methodology of the Minnesota study and its far-reaching contributions to understanding how we become who we are. The book marshals a vast body of data on the ways in which individuals' strengths and vulnerabilities are shaped by myriad influences, including early experiences, family and peer relationships throughout childhood and adolescence, variations in child characteristics and abilities, and socioeconomic conditions. Implications for clinical intervention and prevention are also addressed. Rigorously documented and clearly presented, the study's findings elucidate the twists and turns of individual pathways, illustrating as never before the ongoing interplay between developing children and their environments.