Dynamic processes underlying adult attachment organization: Toward an attachment theoretical perspective on the healthy and effective self
Journal/Book: J Couns Psychol. 2000; 47: 750 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, USA. Amer Psychological Assoc. 283-300.
Abstract: Contemporary attachment theory is inspiring a burgeoning literature on adult attachment. This literature offers counseling psychology a compelling framework for understanding the healthy and effective self. In this article, the authors review studies probing the cognitive processes, affect self-regulatory dynamics, and relationship behaviors associated with secure (primary) and insecure (secondary) adult attachment strategies. They then offer a portrait of the healthy, effective personality that is consistent with theory and research on adult attachment. Finally, in an effort to understand key characteristics of successful movement toward the healthy and effective self, the authors review empirical extensions of attachment theory to the therapeutic context.
Note: Review Lopez FG, Michigan State Univ, Dept Counseling Psychol, 438 Erickson Hall, E Lansing,MI 48824 USA
Keyword(s): WORKING MODELS; CLIENT ATTACHMENT; INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES; COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY; STRATEGIC VARIATIONS; CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS; COLLEGE-STUDENTS; STYLES; PSYCHOTHERAPY; PERSONALITY