Attachments beyond infancy.

@article{Ainsworth1989AttachmentsBI,
  title={Attachments beyond infancy.},
  author={Mary D. Salter Ainsworth},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1989},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={
          709-16
        }
}
  • M. Ainsworth
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
Attachment theory is extended to pertain to developmental changes in the nature of children's attachments to parents and surrogate figures during the years beyond infancy, and to the nature of other affectional bonds throughout the life cycle. Various types of affectional bonds are examined in terms of the behavioral systems characteristic of each and the ways in which these systems interact. Specifically, the following are discussed: (a) the caregiving system that underlies parents' bonds to… Expand
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