Attachment & Human Development Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

Attachment & Human Development provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of scientific theories about emotional and cognitive development, internal representations and social processes. The journal addresses the growing demand from the domains of psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy and related disciplines including nursing and social work, for a clear presentation of ideas, methods and research based on attachment theory.

Current impact factor: 2.38

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2009 Impact Factor 1.365

Additional details

5-year impact 2.24
Cited half-life 6.70
Immediacy index 0.34
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.63
Website Attachment & Human Development website
Other titles Attachment & human development (Online), Attachment and human development
ISSN 1461-6734
OCLC 44708203
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
    • This policy is an exception to the default policies of 'Taylor & Francis (Routledge)'
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Deactivating strategies, including preemptive and postemptive strategies, are effective methods used by avoidant adults to regulate emotional processing. In the present study, we examined the mechanisms of preemptive and postemptive strategies used by highly avoidant participants to defend against emotional faces. Event-related potentials were recorded while participants performed a face version of a study-test task that comprised emotional and neutral faces. Emotional faces elicited larger N170 amplitude than did neutral faces in highly avoidant individuals. In addition, early and parietal old/new effects were observed in highly avoidant participants in response to neutral but not emotional faces. Less-avoidant participants exhibited an extensive old/new effect in response to negative and neutral faces. These results suggest that highly avoidant individuals allocate more cognitive resources when encoding emotional faces at an early stage, which contributes to the use of postemptive strategies to suppress the accessibility of previously encoded emotional information in recognition.
    Attachment & Human Development 02/2015; 17(1):1-15. DOI:10.1080/14616734.2014.995191
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    ABSTRACT: Although effortful control (EC), a regulatory aspect of temperament, is associated with a wide range of developmental outcomes, knowledge about EC promoters is scarce. This study explored whether secure attachment promoted the development of EC from preschool to school age in a community sample of 903 Norwegian children. EC was measured using the parent-reported Children's Behavior Questionnaire at four (T1) and six (T2) years of age, and attachment was measured using the Manchester Child Attachment Story Task at T1. Previous research has indicated that a child's gender and socioeconomic status are possible covariates of EC; hence, these factors were included in the analyses. Despite considerable rank-order stability in EC, secure attachment contributed to an increase in EC. Furthermore, gender moderated the effect of attachment: secure attachment promoted EC in boys only. These findings emphasize preschool boys' need for emotional security to facilitate effortful capacities in their transition to school. - This link from publisher gives you full-text accsess:
    Attachment & Human Development 02/2015; DOI:10.1080/14616734.2014.999098
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    ABSTRACT: Parenting support programs for the general population may not be effective for parents with intellectual disabilities (ID). A videobased intervention program based on attachment and coercion theory (Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting with additional focus on Sensitive Discipline; VIPP-SD) was tailored to parents with ID and the implementation of the adapted program was evaluated by the home visitors conducting the program. Home visitors (N = 17) of 36 families rated the intervention process during each session. Home visitors' evaluations showed a significant increase in positive ratings of parents' easiness to work with, amenability to influence, and openness. Cooperation remained stable. A case example illustrated this process, showing how feedback using video facilitated changes in the perceptions and attributions of a mother with mild ID.
    Attachment & Human Development 08/2014; 16(4):387-401. DOI:10.1080/14616734.2014.912490