Boosting Attachment Security to Promote Mental Health , Prosocial Values , and Inter-Group Tolerance

@inproceedings{Mikulincer2007BoostingAS,
  title={Boosting Attachment Security to Promote Mental Health , Prosocial Values , and Inter-Group Tolerance},
  author={Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver},
  year={2007}
}
In this article, we conceptualize the sense of attachment security as an inner resource and present theory and research on the broaden and build cycle of attachment security generated by the actual or symbolic encounter with external or internalized loving and caring relationship partners. We also propose that the body of research stimulated by attachment theory offers productive hints about interventions that might increase positive experiences and prosocial behavior by bolstering a person’s… CONTINUE READING
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