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Attachment Theory

How does the theory of attachment apply to you? Can you point to any changes in your basic attachment patterns over the years? Why did you experience change? If no change in basic patterns has occurred, can you reflect on why your basic pattern has remained the same?

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How does the theory of attachment apply to you?

"Attachment theory is focused on the relationships and bonds between people, particularly long-term relationships including those between a parent and child and between romantic partners. Researchers have found that attachment patterns established early in life can lead to a number of outcomes. For example, children who are securely attached as infants tend to develop stronger self-esteem and better self-reliance as they grow older. These children also tend to be more independent, perform better in school, have successful social relationships, and experience less depression and ...

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This article will provide insights on how attachment theories affect everyone in life from children to adults.