Attachment Theory and Cognitive Science: Commentary on Fonagy and Target

  title={Attachment Theory and Cognitive Science: Commentary on Fonagy and Target},
  author={P. Robbins and Jeffrey M. Zacks},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  pages={457 - 467}
  • P. Robbins, J. Zacks
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
P Fonagy and Mary Target present a broad and provocative argument for the potential contributions of attachment theory to clinical psychoanalysis, together with an analysis of why these contributions have thus far not been realized. Central to the authors’ discussion is the claim that the movement within contemporary cognitive science known as “embodied cognition” provides the theoretical machinery to bring attachment theory and psychoanalysis together. This conclusion depends on two claims… Expand
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