Latest Attachment theory Stories

2009-05-03 23:18:08

A U.S. study challenges the view that people with some genotypes are at greater risk for depression, anxiety and abuse of drugs and alcohol, researchers said. The researchers studied infant monkeys from four different rearing conditions to examine how social context and different forms of early adversity interact with genotype to influence behavior. Animals reared in small social groups were more likely to be aggressive and anxious, particularly among those with a low activity MAOA genotype....

2009-03-11 14:16:00

New book, Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children, says don't let your baby cry it out NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- New research shows babies cry to communicate their needs - to be fed, changed, or comforted. Babies need to be touched and held - So go ahead, pick him up! In their new book, Attached at the Heart, authors and Attachment Parenting International (API) co-founders Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker...

2008-09-28 03:00:10

By Brimhall, Andrew Wampler, Karen; Kimball, Thomas Using grounded theory methodology 16 participants, each in a second marriage as a result of divorce, were interviewed individually and with their partner. Participants were asked to describe how their first marriages were currently affecting their second. Trust was the central category that emerged. From this central category 3 additional categories surfaced: lack of trust in the previous relationship, attempts to increase trust while...

2008-09-10 10:36:08

Probability of cheating during the course of a relationship varies between 40 and 76 percent The probability of someone cheating during the course of a relationship varies between 40 and 76 percent. "It's very high," says Genevive Beaulieu-Pelletier, PhD student at the Universit© de Montr©al's Department of Psychology. "These numbers indicate that even if we get married with the best of intentions things don't always turn out the way we plan. What interests me about infidelity is...

2008-08-02 21:00:19

By Beth Stephenson, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Aug. 2--EDMOND -- A little more than ten years ago, several of our friends from church had recently adopted children through the foster care system in El Paso County, Colo. We were interested ourselves, since we had one girl and six boys and there was a four-year space between the last two. If we could help a little girl and fill the hole in the age line up of our children, it would be perfect. We had finished the paperwork and evaluations and were...

2008-06-03 03:00:10

By Li, Ming-hui College students often live stressful lives, yet some college students appear to adapt better than their peers in similar situations. Active coping appears to be a vital factor that contributes to a successful adaptation. This study explored relative effectiveness among stress, secure attachment, and the trait of resilience in predicting active coping in high, general, and low stress situations. General stress situations are referred to as a combination of high and low...

2008-03-20 08:14:07

A new study in the journal Family Process reveals that caregivers with moderate to severe depressive symptoms showed greater hostility and less warmth. The study focused on caregivers of low-income children with persistent asthma. Researchers led by Marianne Celano, PhD, of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, utilized data from Project STAR (Support for Treatment of Asthma Research), a longitudinal study examining treatment adherence among low-income children with asthma.This...

2008-02-07 11:20:43

Having close ties with parents is obviously good for preschoolers, but what does that really mean? It means that the preschoolers are better able to control their own behavior by showing patience, deliberation, restraint, and even maturity.That's the finding of a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa and published in the January/February 2008 issue of the journal Child Development.The researchers looked at 102 mostly white families"”mothers, fathers, and...

2007-08-31 06:11:17

By Waldrop, Deborah P Caregivers experience multiple losses during the downhill trajectory of a loved one's terminal illness. Using mixed methods, this two-stage study explored caregiver grief during a terminal illness and after the care recipient's death. Caregiver grief was a state of heightened responsiveness during end-stage care: anxiety, hostility, depression, and trouble concentrating, remembering, and getting things done. Following the death, caregiver grief became a state of...

2007-04-10 06:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In her final days as Kathryn's mother, Pat Amon gathered belongings she wanted her daughter to have. There was Mickey Mouse, Kathryn's favorite stuffed animal. Her little blue tunic, worn to Daisy Scout meetings. And the ballet recital photo with a smiling Kathryn posing in a tutu. Pat worked slowly, filling two shopping bags. Every item, loaded with memories, felt as if it weighed 100 pounds. Nearly six years ago, Pat Amon traveled to Russia to adopt. She returned...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'