Attachment in Middle Childhood

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Kathryn A. Kerns, Rhonda A. Richardson
Guilford Press, Jan 3, 2005 - Psychology - 289 pages
"With contributions from leading investigators, the book explores the effects on attachment of a wide range of factors in middle childhood, including children's broadening network of social relationships. Compelling data are presented on whether the quality of attachment in middle childhood can be predicted by assessments earlier in life, and what may explain changes over time."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

Developmental Contextual Considerations of Parent
24
Assessing Attachment in Middle Childhood
46
Dimensions of Attachment in Middle Childhood
89
The Construct of Coherence as an Indicator
137
Attachment and Friendship Predictors of Psychosocial
161
Relations between
189
Reflections on
255
Index
283
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About the author (2005)

Kathryn A. Kerns, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Kent State University. Her current research focuses on parent/n-/child attachment in middle childhood, including assessment issues and how attachment is related to children's social and emotional development. She has over 30 publications, including the edited book [i]Family and Peers: Linking Two Social Worlds[/i]. Dr. Kerns's research has been funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Rhonda A. Richardson, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Family and Consumer Studies at Kent State University. Her research interests relate to understanding and strengthening the family as a context for adolescent development, with a particular focus on parent/n-/child communication in early adolescence, and parenting education for parents of middle school students. Dr. Richardson holds the Certified Family Life Educator credential, awarded by the National Council on Family Relations.

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