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Number of Pages: 578
Vendor: Guilford Press
Publication Date: 2010
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This authoritative work provides a systematic, comprehensive overview of theory and research on adult attachment. The authorswho have been at the forefront of this rapidly growing field since the concepts of "adult attachment" and "attachment style" were first developedtrace how Bowlby and Ainsworth's original constructs have evolved through the study of adolescents and adults. They review extant measures and analyze how attachment theory has been used to advance scientific understanding of emotions, social cognition, close relationships, psychopathology, and psychotherapy.
Mario Mikulincer, PhD, received his doctorate in psychology from Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, in 1985, and was Professor of Psychology there until 1992. In 2007, he established the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, and now serves as Dean of the New School of Psychology. He has published more than 220 articles and book chapters and two books, Human Learned Helplessness: A Coping Perspective (1994) and Prosocial Motives, Emotions, and Behavior: The Better Angels of Our Nature (2009), coauthored with Phillip R. Shaver. Dr. Mikulincer's research interests include attachment styles in adulthood, terror management theory, personality processes in interpersonal relationships, evolutionary psychology, and trauma and posttraumatic processes. He currently serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and as associate editor of Personal Relationships and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In 2004 he received the EMET Prize in Social Science, sponsored by the A. M. N. Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Art, and Culture in Israel, awarded by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, for Dr. Mikulincer's contribution to psychology.
Phillip R. Shaver, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. He is associate editor of Attachment and Human Development and a member of the editorial boards of several other journals. His books include Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes (1991) and Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications (1999), and he has also published more than 175 articles and book chapters. Dr. Shaver’s research focuses on emotions, close relationships, and personality development, viewed from the perspective of attachment theory. He has made notable contributions to the literatures on human emotions, close relationships, and psychology of religion. In 2002 he received a Distinguished Career Award from the International Association for Relationship Research, and in 2006 he was elected President of that organization.
"The scholarship exhibited in this volume is superb....Now no one will need to search for primary references because they are all contained in this extraordinary volume. This is indeed a labor of love by the two authors, who rightly deserve the encomium of their colleagues and certainly mine....There is no existing theory or model that I know of that comes close to the proliferation of significant research contained in this volume emanating from this topic. It could be said without fear of exaggerating that this volume is the end-all as well as the very beginning on the topic of attachment. I doubt seriously whether any researcher, scholar, student, or professional helper will be able to study, evaluate, or apply attachment without referring to Attachment in Adulthood....Scholars, researchers, and students in the fields of personality and social psychology will have no choice but to refer to it, whether it is in their possession or in their institutions' libraries....This book is a bargain in comparison with more expensive books of less importance because it is and will certainly be the substantive basis for any clinical and nonclinical psychologist interested in personality and human relationships."--APA PsycCRITIQUES
"An amazing book. Mikulincer and Shaver, the two giants of adult attachment, summarize the vast and complex wealth of knowledge on adult attachment that has accumulated over the last two decades in this compelling, eminently readable, and fascinating volume. All students of attachment across all mental health fields will benefit from this complete and coherent account. John Bowlby's heritage is in flower here. This book will have an impact on clinicians, students, and researchers for years to come."--Susan M. Johnson, EdD, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada