The Attachment Bond

Affectional Ties across the Lifespan

Virginia M. Shiller


The Attachment Bond: Affectional Ties across the Lifespan draws together and evaluates the vast body of research on the causes and consequences of attachment security in infants, growing children, and adults. Conclusions from studies conducted around the globe inform the reader of the impact of relational experiences in childhood, adolescence and adulthood on the social, emotional, and physical well-being of individuals.





Advance Praise:

“Making sense of our own attachment experiences is a powerful means to integrate the past into a more sensitive present and open our future relationships in positive and security-promoting ways. Take in these well-presented summaries and make sense of the intricacies of our lifelong developmental pathways!”

Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human; and The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are