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  • PSYCHOLOGY 290    Section: 3


    Fall Quarter 2005

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. See instructor for CRN.
    Course description:

    The developmental attachment literature is active and heuristically powerful after more than three decades of research, and our goal is to understand why. We will explore the origins, stability, and consequences of individual differences in attachment security within the general framework of developmental attachment theory. I anticipate that we will also examine cultural variability in attachment processes, measurement challenges, representational features of attachment (internal working models), attachment in adolescence and early adulthood, perspectives from modern evolutionary biology and behavioral ecology, and possibly also the clinical applications of attachment research and applications to public policy. I expect that the topics we explore will be significantly influenced by student interest.

    Readings will be drawn from current research and theoretical reports, together with selections from the modern classic, Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications. If you wish to join us in the fall, please let me know.

    The seminar will meet on Thursday afternoons at 2-5 p.m., although this time can be modified if it presents a significant conflict to students who want to enroll.


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    157 Young R   2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Ross Thompson , Ph.D. 279 Young Hall Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.