The Attachment Paradox: How Can So Many of Us (the Insecure Ones) Have No Adaptive Advantages?

@article{EinDor2010TheAP,
  title={The Attachment Paradox: How Can So Many of Us (the Insecure Ones) Have No Adaptive Advantages?},
  author={Tsachi Ein-Dor and Mario Mikulincer and Guy Doron and Phillip R. Shaver},
  journal={Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          123-41
        }
}
Bowlby's (1969/1982) attachment theory has generated an enormous body of research and conceptual elaborations. Although attachment theory and research propose that attachment security provides a person with many adaptive advantages during all phases of the life cycle, numerous studies indicate that almost half of the human species can be classified as insecurely attached or insecure with respect to attachment. It seems odd that evolution left humans in this vulnerable position unless there are… CONTINUE READING

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