“A further strength of Ainsworth’s classification of attachment types is that it has been applied to the development of family therapy and systemic therapy.”
Since Ainsworth defined different types of attachment forty years ago, researchers have been working to refine her findings and to use them to help people deal with difficulties in their lives. Patricia Crittenden, a former student of Ainsworth, has developed a models to explain how different types of attachment develop at later stages of life. You can watch a video of her talking about her work here.
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