Attachment theory and cognitive science: commentary on Fonagy and Target.

@article{Robbins2007AttachmentTA,
  title={Attachment theory and cognitive science: commentary on Fonagy and Target.},
  author={Philip Robbins and Jeffrey M. Zacks},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={
          457-67; discussion 493-501
        }
}
  • Philip Robbins, Jeffrey M. Zacks
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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