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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


GALAN RODRIGUEZ, Antonio. Attachment: Further an inspiring concept. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.4, pp.581-595. ISSN 2340-2733.

Attachment Theory has provided important concepts to explain human relationships; nevertheless, the use of this theory is often very simple and doesn't respect its key concepts. Three theoretical aspects to take into consideration are analyzed: the attachment classification, the transmission of attachment patterns along the generations, and the attachment disorders. Also, three important opened matters about attachment are reviewed: the right definition of the concept, its use in practical settings (assessment and treatment), and the limits of the concept. Finally, attachment is set in a wider context where inter-subjectivity occupies a main place to understand human behavior.

Keywords : Attachment; Disorganized attachment; Transmission gap; Attachment disorder; Reflexive function.

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