What are we focusing our attention on and what are we doing about what we're seeing? Attachment matters, perhaps here especially. When we're insecurely attached, we are micro-focused, unable to see past ourselves and our own problems. With secure attachment, the focus widens to encompass the world beyond ourself, creating the potential to adapt positively. Read more.
Learning about attachment through fictional media characters
A Brief Overview of Adult Attachment Theory and Research
R. Chris Fraley | University of Illinois
Research on adult attachment is guided by the assumption that the same motivational system that gives rise to the close emotional bond between parents and their children is responsible for the bond that develops between adults in emotionally intimate relationships. The objective of this essay is to provide a brief overview of the history of adult attachment research, the key theoretical ideas, and a sampling of some of the research findings. This essay has been written for people who are interested in learning more about research on adult attachment. Link.
Attachment Styles Quiz: Know your Adult Attachment Style
From DARe: The Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience
Dr. Dan Siegel, a mindfulness expert: