C. L. Clark's research while affiliated with University of California, Davis and other places

Citations

... Moreover, although in-person and relationship/contextual variability has been indicated in adult attachment styles, these have been found to relate predominantly to romantic relationships rather than to parental relationships whose representations are thought to be more stable over time , thus confirming the suitability of attachment style measures to the study of parent-child relationships. Also, while commonly measured categorically, psychometric evidence indicates that attachment styles are better captured by dimensional measures (Brennan et al., 1998) which assess an individual's degree of attachment-related avoidance and attachment-related anxiety. Attachmentrelated avoidance, characterised by a tendency to deactivate the attachment system resulting in discomfort with dependency or closeness in relationships (Shaver and Mikulincer, 2002) has been linked with less sensitive, responsive, and supportive parental behaviour (Berlin et al., 2011), less constructive conflict behaviour from mothers but not fathers (Feeney, 2006), and greater parenting stress (Kor et al., 2012). ...