Other dimensions of developmental influences

Not everything can be explained by attachment theory

Authored by: Margaret DeJong

The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415538268
eBook ISBN: 9781315762098
Adobe ISBN: 9781317647157

10.4324/9781315762098.ch9

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Abstract

The powerful influence of attachment theory as a fundamental domain of child development has led to a growing awareness of its importance in diverse fields of child care such as residential care, social work and family law. However with the increasing enthusiasm for the ideas has come a tendency to attribute many different kinds of psychological difficulty to deficits in attachment.

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