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Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help Youfind?and Keep?love

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ISBN13: 9781585429134
ISBN10: 1585429139
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Is there a science to love?

In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now.

Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes.

In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:

*ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back.

*AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.

*SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.

Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.

Synopsis:

We rely on science to tell us everything from what to eat to when and how long to exercise, but what about relationships? Is there a scientific explanation for why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle? According to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, the answer is a resounding "yes."

In Attached, Levine and Heller reveal how an understanding of adult attachment-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:

  • Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back
  • Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.
  • Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.

    In this book Levine and Heller guide readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mate) follow, offering a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections with the people they love.

About the Author

Amir Levine is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He graduated from the residency program at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, where he is currently a Principal Investigator on a research project sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Levine has a private practice in New York City, where he lives with his family.

Rachel S.F. Heller, M.A., He graduated from the residency program at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, where he is currently a Principal Investigator on a research project sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Levine has a private practice in New York City, where he lives with his family.

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Jill Kahn, December 11, 2013 (view all comments by Jill Kahn)
Attached is one of those classic books about psychological research that makes my work as a Couples Therapist so much easier. Most of my clients are deeply grateful to have read it, experiencing an “aha” revelation about why certain relationships are so difficult. Two researchers from Columbia applied the seminal work on attachment in toddlers done by John Bowlby to couples. The result is a concise description of secure, anxious, and avoidant attachment styles, and how they interact. Written for the lay reader, it is very accessible, and should be required reading for those dating, or experiencing a roller-coaster of emotions in a relationship.
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Jennifer Short, April 8, 2012 (view all comments by Jennifer Short)
Did you know that personality types can be used as a basis to see if a relationship is likely going to last? The author spent years studying personality types and instead of going from relationship to relationship, why not let his research help you in knowing which people to avoid because your personalities won't allow for a long lasting relationship?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781585429134
Subtitle:
The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind?and Keep?Love
Author:
Levine, Amir
Author:
Heller, Rachel
Publisher:
Tarcher
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20120105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.99 x 6 x 0.8 in 0.77 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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We rely on science to tell us everything from what to eat to when and how long to exercise, but what about relationships? Is there a scientific explanation for why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle? According to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, the answer is a resounding "yes."

In Attached, Levine and Heller reveal how an understanding of adult attachment-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:

  • Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back
  • Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.
  • Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.

    In this book Levine and Heller guide readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mate) follow, offering a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections with the people they love.

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