Read pgs. 101 – 106 of Chapter 3 from Lally, M. & Valentine-French, S. (2019). Lifespan Development: A Psychological Perspective This reading provides an introduction to attachment theory and the prominent researchers and theorists in this area.
Leerkes, E., Gedaly, L. & Qu, J. (2018). Attachment. In M. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of lifespan human development (pp. 171-175). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc This resource discusses the history of attachment research, the major findings, and the implications of those findings.
Films On Demand (2013). Attachment theory [Video].
This video describes and shows examples of how attachment research is conducted with children.
Stroufe, L. A. (2005). Attachment and development: A prospective, longitudinal study from birth to adulthood. Attachment & Human Development, 7(4), 349 – 367. This article describes a longitudinal study that explored the potential life-long implications of attachment.
Posada, G., et al. (2013). Is the secure base phenomenon evident here, there, and anywhere? A cross-cultural study of child behavior and experts’ definitions. Child Development, 84(6), 1896 – 1905. This article explores whether attachment theory, which was developed in western cultures, can be applied to other cultures.
Keller, H. (2018). Universality claim of attachment theory: Children’s socioemotional development across cultures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, 115(45), 11414 – 11419. This article explores whether attachment theory can be applied universally to all children throughout the world.