Attachment in Adolescence: Reflections and New Angles: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 117

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Miri Scharf, Orfa Mayseless
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 7, 2011 - Education - 128 pages
In recent years, the number of empirical studies examiningattachment in adolescence has grown considerably, with mostfocusing on individual difference in attachment security. Thisvolume goes a step further in extending knowledge andunderstanding. The physical, cognitive, emotional, and socialchanges that characterize adolescence invite a closer conceptuallook at attachment processes and organization during this period.The chapter authors, leading researchers in attachment inadolescence, address key topics in attachment process inadolescence. These include issues such as the normative distancingfrom parents and the growing importance of peers, the formation ofvaried attachment hierarchies, the changing nature of attachmentdynamics from issues of survival to issues of affect regulation,siblings' similarity in attachment representations, individualdifferences in social information processes in adolescence, andstability and change in attachment representations in a risksample. Together the chapters provide a compelling discussion ofintriguing issues and broaden our understanding of attachment inadolescence and the basic tenets of attachment theory at large.

This is the 117th issue of the Jossey Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Child and AdolescentDevelopment.


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About the author (2011)

Miri Scharf is a professor of developmental psychology in the Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Isreal, and the head of the educational counseling program.

Ofra Mayseless is a professor of developmental pscyhology and the dean of the faculty of education at the University of Haifa in Isreal.

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