Attachment Styles

Observational studies of parent-child bonding revealed the existence of four distinctive styles of relational behavior exhibited by infants in distress. Further research conducted with older children, adolescents, and adults has supported the ongoing development of similar response styles across the lifespan. These attachment styles classify the majority of individuals as secure and specify three varieties of insecure or anxious attachment patterns. Individuals classified as securely attached consistently demonstrate superior levels of psychosocial adjustment across a variety of domains when compared to people classified into one of the three insecure categories.

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Eliminating Stress and Anxiety From Your Life

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