Attachment in Adulthood: Structure, Dynamics, and Change by Mario Mikulincer PhD, Phillip R. Shaver PhD

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By Mario Mikulincer PhD, Phillip R. Shaver PhD

This authoritative paintings offers a scientific, accomplished assessment of idea and examine on grownup attachment. The authors—who were on the vanguard of this speedily growing to be box because the suggestions of "adult attachment" and "attachment kind" have been first developed—trace how Bowlby and Ainsworth's unique constructs have developed throughout the research of teens and adults. They overview extant measures and examine how attachment conception has been used to improve clinical realizing of feelings, social cognition, shut relationships, psychopathology, and psychotherapy.

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Event-specific) memories of supportive and comforting interactions with these figures; memories of the feelings one experienced 34 THE ATTACHMENT BEHAVIORAL SYSTEM when comforted by attachment figures; thoughts related to proximity, love, and support; and mental activation of proximity-seeking goals. These preconsciously aroused mental representations are then available for use in subsequent information processing and action, which means they can shape a person’s state of mind and influence his or her behavioral plans even before the thoughts and action tendencies become conscious.

We view threat appraisal as a product of both the actual presence of a threat and the individual’s expectation that unfolding events may have negative consequences for personal well-being, adjustment, or survival. Although these expectations can be based on a rational, conscious risk analysis of unfolding events, excitatory and inhibitory A Model of Attachment-System Functioning and Dynamics 33 circuits resulting from secondary attachment strategies may bias them. Moreover, the appraisal process is not always conscious or rational, and the appraising mind may not be aware of its monitoring and appraising activities.

They either oscillate between strategies or do something bizarre, such as lie face-down on the floor without moving when their mother appears following a separation or sit passively under a table, evincing no clear proximity-seeking strategy at all (Main & Solomon, 1990). These odd behaviors seem to be due to disorganized, unpredictable, and discomfiting behavior on the part of attachment figures who, research shows, are likely to be suffering from unresolved losses or unresolved attachment-related traumas (Hesse, 1999; Lyons-Ruth & Jacobvitz, 1999).

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