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A Frame of Reference for Guiding Research Regarding the Relationship between Adult Attachment and Mental Health in Aging Families

  • Victor G. Cicirelli
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)

Abstract

The overall objective of this chapter is to provide a frame of reference for carrying out research using concepts from attachment theory to help understand the connection between interpersonal relationships and mental health in aging families. By frame of reference, I mean a collection of ideas that can be used to guide further thinking in a particular domain. My intent is to formulate propositions based on existing attachment theory and research that will suggest directions for future research regarding attachment between aging family members and its contribution to their mental health.

Keywords

Mental Health Attachment Style Insecure Attachment Attachment Relationship Attachment Figure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor G. Cicirelli
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  1. 1.Department of Psychological SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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