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Social and Emotional Development:: Attachment Relationships and the Emerging Self

Social and Emotional Development:: Attachment Relationships and the Emerging Self

by Karen Rosen
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Bringing together key theories and research in a unique integrative approach, Karen Rosen guides the reader through the fascinating and interrelated themes of attachment and the self. In this comprehensive overview, she examines developing relationships with caregivers, siblings, peers and friends from infancy through to adolescence.

Suitable as a core text for advanced-level modules on social and emotional development

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230303461
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 07/13/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 472
Sales rank: 780,674
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Karen Rosen is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Boston College, where she teaches courses in developmental and clinical psychology. She also serves as the Director of the Psychology Honors Program and of the Undergraduate Clinical Concentration. In addition, as a Senior Staff Psychologist at Brookline Psychological Services, her clinical practice focuses on a range of psychological issues, including attachment and self-related disorders.

Dr. Rosen received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her research on parent-child attachment relationships and sibling relationships has been published in many scholarly journals and in several edited books. She has presented her work at both national and international conferences.

Table of Contents

​the role of attachment in development—even if the appeal and market are limited. I imagine that there are many universities that offer a course on this topic (though I admit to not being sure on this point). A major strength of the manuscript is the author’s command of the literature. She has obviously researched the relevant research thoroughly

scholarly and thorough (to a fault, as I will suggest) review of the literature on the role of attachment relationships in social development from infancy through adolescence.

As a textbook, it might be suitable for an upper-division undergraduate course or a graduate course with a focus specifically on attachment and its role in development.


these themes of attachment and the emergence of the self as the organizing

framework for this advanced textbook. Beginning with attachment relationships in

infancy, issues relevant to these themes will be examined in alternating chapters that

consider developing attachments and aspects of the self from birth through

adolescence and into emerging adulthood.

understanding normative trends and individual differences

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