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Understanding attachment : parenting, child care, and emotional development

Author: Jean Mercer
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.
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"Is material instinct fact or a myth? What special challenges do adoptive parents face? What kind of daycare is better, one with many caregivers or one with few? Do the experiences of early childhood always influence our ability to build and maintain social relationships as adults? Understanding Attachment helps to answer these questions and many others. This book is ideal for the reader who wants or needs a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Mercer
ISBN: 0275982173 9780275982171
OCLC Number: 61115448
Description: xi, 193 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is attachment? : the study of emotional ties --
Babies, history, war, and politics : early work on the attachment concept --
The growth of attachment theory : connecting ideas through research --
Attachment, age, and change : emotional ties from birth to parenthood --
Family, experiences, and outcomes : what difference does attachment history make? --
Attachment, mental health, and psychotherapy : emotional ties and emotional disturbance --
What everybody knows : popular views of attachment --
New directions : parents, children, and attachment concepts.
Responsibility: Jean Mercer.
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Defines attachment and related terms, discusses its history, and describes ways in which it can be measured. This book explains developmental change, and the way attachment continues to alter. It  Read more...

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