32. Insecure Attachment

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch32

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Insecure Attachment, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch32

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • insecure attachment, for wider-ranging family abnormalities;
  • attachment patterns, important, but not wholly deterministic;
  • insecure attachment, common, not necessarily with psychopathology;
  • nature of attachment, basic as a child's need for food;
  • attachment behaviour, regulated by feedforward from predictor variables;
  • parent–child relationships, varying between and within cultures;
  • ABCD classification by the SSP, specific to child–caregiver pair;
  • adverse factors, maternal depression/alcoholism/or child abuse

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The nature of attachment

  • Secure and insecure attachment

  • Attachment throughout life

  • Consequences of secure and insecure attachments

  • Subject review

  • Further reading