Questions related to Attachment Theory
I am preparing to conduct an outcome study of Lifespan Integration Therapy with traumatized children using Elliott's HSCED. Most of the measures Elliott uses are geared towards adults. So my question is whether anyone has used HSCED with children before and if so, how they have changed the measures.
Attachment theory proposes that there are several behavioral systems, sometimes called motivational systems. Attachment is one of those systems. I have also seen other systems described, such as caregiving, exploration, power, etc. What I am looking for is a source that lists all of those systems.
As part of his critique on capitalism, Marx made a number of interesting and persuasive points about human connectiveness and relationship with objects. To me, these seem as convincing as say Attachment Theory, which was perhaps influenced by Marx.
Is anyone aware of any studies that have used priming prior to administering a self-reported measure of attachment security. I'm positive I came across a study a few months ago that employed this technique. Authors claimed participants answered with greater fidelity when this was done. Thanks!
I'm working on using these 3 modalties to assess the impact of counselling and pyschological interventions when working with women living with FGM
I need to find a standardized questionnaire on the role of family factors on juvenile delinquency !!
Do can you recommend any research about the integrative approach of acting out (among adolescents of young adults) which crosses data from :
- Attachment theory
- Mechanism defenses
- aggressive or violent acting out
- emotional regulation
I came across articles presenting research that used Intercultural sensitivity Index (Olson & Kroeger, 2001), however there are no articles presenting testing of factor structure of the instrument nor how to identify developmental stage of a research participant. If anybody is familiar with such a literature I would be grateful if you could share.
I am conducting research on the influence of attachment style on students' academic success. To eliminate subtle differences in what is being measured (attachment style between parent (primary caregiver) and adolescent - not a romantic relationship), I am trying to narrow down my instrument of choice. I need a fresh eye on this one to double-check my thinking. Thanks in advance.
In interviews I want to explore the attachment of adults to their parents, or better how their parents behaved when they we children. This is to understand the early education they received as babies and small children by their parents and how they are still affected by it now.
I am running a systematic review for my final dissertation as part of my MSc in Family Therapy.
I am looking for both published and unpublished quantitative papers that measure attachment and the beginning and end of treatment. My inclusion criteria is that the sample are in treatment with their partner and in receipt of Emotion focused therapy. I am also interested in papers where change in relationship satisfaction is another outcome measure.
Any suggestions or ideas to support my work would be very appreciated.
I am specifically trying to locate this instrument for my current research using Attachment Theory. I need to find out more about its reliability and validity. Any assistance in providing me with leads is greatly appreciated.
A friend is asking me this question in regards to his assessment for a custody hearing. Many thanks for your assistance with this question!
I am researching the issues that affect adult adoptees that were adopted as infants and the relationship/attachment with the missing biological Mother - my research question is can the missing biological Mother effect the child and cause mental issues even though they never met. (I was adopted at birth so this is a subject I am very passionate about. I know my own issues, and I am investigating several different aspects of this type of situation to determine which way to go with my dissertation research).Thanks!
Preparing a presentation on the Theory of attachment and would like to have my fellow classmates do an exercice or answer a questionnaire on the subject. Any ideas of the type of questions I could ask them? How can we assess emotional attachment? Thank you!
I want to research about adult attachment and reflexive function. The best way for it is with the RF scale and the AAI. But both intruments need training and I wonder if exist institutes for this in Colombia or Latin America or where?
I use the word 'attunement', but I am well aware that various terminologies have been employed to indicate almost identical concepts: mirroring, affect mirroring, affect attunement, etc. so all theoretical perspectives are welcome!
I am hoping to measure a child's attachment for my dissertation and want to find a concise measure to use with children. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
I'm searching the percentage of each attachment style in the general population (adult) in order to make some comparisons with the participants of my study.
I need a good paper on Attachment theory and career development issues as I am now doing a study on family bonding towards career development especially in conservative society in where collectivism is in the centrality.
I'm looking for a questionnaire in French language that could help me assessing attachment in teenagers (12-16 years old). Thank you for your help!
I am doing my portfolio and my case study is about an autistic child in a residential home. she has contact with parent fortnightly and i observe their contact and relationship. i cant ascertain whether there is attachment or not either. I thought i could compare different types of attachment, and explain in which circumstances or environment can a child display such attachments.
I am looking at mother-infant interaction in young children (aged 7-15 months), with hearing impairment and other additional/complex needs, using video recording of dyad's interaction.
I'm looking for a tool to assess attachment of school-age children (6years-old). Do you think the MSSB is a good tool or is there any other tool?
Subhash I found your paper thorough, interesting, and informative regarding depression and the application of CBT to alleviate symptoms, and wanted to ask a question arising from the quest for stability mentioned.
You mention "As the age increases and stability in life in terms of educational achievements, security in jobs and financial matters is acquired and because of varied experiences individuals develop maturity their coping style and problems solving areas, and people are more ‘settled’ in most of the important life areas" (p. 82). You also mention that many of these depressed individuals in the study may be experiencing a displacement effect or syndrome, as they seek education in the city. Subhash, what do you think of the possibility this depression (loss of home) is not unlike attachment-related depression? Your wording strongly makes me feel that you saw this in your study – that loss of the familiar, that loss of “belonging” - helped lead to depression when stressors (nearing the completion of education, that urgency) overwhelmed many. Maybe they are wondering where they will go next? Where is “home” now?
Regional displacement seems to have an effect on folks; the concept of "home" may go much deeper than I had thought. Do you think “home” may be an attachment itself as in the hoarding disorder (we are engaged in a similar discussion at LinkedIn)? Perhaps these students feel this synchronous bond has been broken (as in Bowlby/Ainsworth) - that reciprocal place of comfort and security. Maybe this is akin to a failure to learn how to form “the home attachment”-- which might predict a narrative consciousness of "lostness" and inability to find a "home" in life ever again (same as attachment itself). A sort of “belonging anxiety?” There can be only “one home” just as there can be only “one primary attachment” – might this predict depression in adult emergence?
The literature shows that there is diversity in associations between the father's role and achievements of development of the children, however, are these associations always positive?
I am researching the relationship between adult attachment styles and risky sexual behaviours in young adults.
I am researching how it is that a child was diagnosed as having Global Developmental Delay when in fact I believe them to have a mild form of autism.
Do you know some scales that allow me to specify the inclination in the anxiety-avoidance continuum? I want to know the tendency to the anxiety or to avoidance in the relationships, this, in a likert-type scale.