publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Attachment and the Development of Personality and Social Functioning

Fransson, Mari;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för psykologi
  • Country: Norway
According to attachment theory, the establishment of an attachment bond to a caregiver not only provides the infant with protection from danger, but also many other resources presumably beneficial to the child’s general psychological development. Although there is substantial empirical support for a link between attachment security and social functioning in childhood and adolescence, less is known about whether childhood attachment contributes to social functioning beyond adolescence. Similarly, attachment has been found predictive of broad aspects of a person’s functioning, but few attempts have been made to link attachment to the currently dominating perspecti...
free text keywords: Social anxiety, loneliness, social competence, Adult Attachment Interview, Separation Anxiety Test, Five Factor Model, absorption, spirituality
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