Attachment in Middle Childhood


"A growing body of research has established that individuals who form secure attachments in early childhood or adolescence experience better social adjustment and mental health outcomes. Yet the important years between ages 6 and 12 have been relatively neglected in the literature. This unique volume is the first to bring together emerging theories and findings on attachment in middle childhood, including the results of key longitudinal studies. Timely and authoritative, it is essential reading for develop-mentalists, clinicians, and others concerned with the well-being of children and families. With contributions from leading investigators, the book explores the effects on attachment of a wide range of factors in middle childhood, including children's broadening network of social relationships. Compelling data are presented on whether the quality of attachment in middle childhood can be predicted by assessments earlier in life, and what may explain changes over time." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ofra Mayseless
  • Rhonda A. Richardson
  • Kathryn A. Kerns
  • Andrew Schlegelmilch
  • Theresa A. Morgan
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2005


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