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Keywords

Attachment behavior in children--Research; Parent and child; Social skills in children--Research;

Abstract

This paper focuses primarily on the importance of secure parent/child attachment to healthy development of children. Attachment theory is utilized to explain possible causes of pathological and anti-social behavior. In particular, it describes how insecure (both anxious and avoidant) attachments between parent (caretaker) and child may lead to angry, coercive, immature, withdrawn, or even suicidal behaviors in children. Parent/child attachment problems are linked to social skill deficits and problems in peer relationships. Implications for school psychologists and for future research are offered.

Year of Submission

2000

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Radhi H. Al-Mabuk

Comments

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Date Original

2000

Object Description

1 PDF file (iii, 44 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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