The attachment working models concept: Among other things, we build script-like representations of secure base experiences

  title={The attachment working models concept: Among other things, we build script-like representations of secure base experiences},
  author={Harriet Salatas Waters and Everett Waters},
  journal={Attachment \& Human Development},
  pages={185 - 197}
Abstract Mental representations are of central importance in attachment theory. Most often conceptualized in terms of working models, ideas about mental representation have helped guide both attachment theory and research. At the same time, the working models concept has been criticized as overly extensible, explaining too much and therefore too little. Once unavoidable, such openness is increasingly unnecessary and a threat to the coherence of attachment theory. Cognitive and developmental… Expand

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