Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Attachment disorder in children; Personality disorders;
Researchers now propose that attachment theory can be applied beyond childhood. They believe attachment exists in adulthood and influences adult relationships. Possible connections between personality disorders and well-known approaches to personality development such as attachment theory have been made (Brennan & Shaver, 1998).
The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships between parent-infant attachment which influence adult relationships and psychopathology. Theories of personality development as they relate to attachment will be explored as well as influence of early childhood experiences on personality. Finally, possible connections between attachment disorders and personality disorders will be speculated.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2002 Jen Sacora
Sacora, Jen, "Attachment disorders and personality disorders : a possible connection" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1445.