Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Attachment behavior in children--Research; Parent and child; Social skills in children--Research;
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(both anxious and avoidant) attachments between parent (caretaker) and child may lead to angry, coercive, immature, withdrawn, or even suicidal behaviors in children.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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Radhi H. Al-Mabuk
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©2000 Kimberly A. Conrad
Conrad, Kimberly A., "Impact of insecure attachment on children's social skill development" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 508.