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Are we asking the right questions about attachment theory and family law?

journal contribution
posted on 01.07.2011, 00:00 authored by E Waters, Jennifer McintoshJennifer Mcintosh
Everett Waters is involved in a wide range of longitudinal research projects and educational programs that advance the
Bowlby-Ainsworth tradition of attachment study. His empirical and theoretical knowledge is far reaching. Here, Waters
explores the family law field’s hopes and expectations of attachment theory, identifies a number of myths about attachment
theory that may influence divorce decision making, and challenges why we ask the questions we do. His views encourage
hardened supporters and detractors of attachment theory alike to identify a middle ground where the essence of attachment
knowledge might best inform family law practices in divorce and separation matters.

History

Journal

Family Court Review

Volume

49

Issue

3

Pagination

474 - 482

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1531-2445

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts