Attached by Amir Levine
The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind?and Keep?Love

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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.


About Amir Levine

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AMIR LEVINE, M.D., is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist. For the past few years he has been conducting neuroscience research at Columbia University under the mentorship of Nobel Prize laureate Eric Kandel. Amir also has a passion for working with patients and it is in this context, while working with mothers and children in a therapeutic nursery, that he first discovered the power of attachment theory. Levine lives in New York City.RACHEL S. F. HELLER, M.A., works as an educational psychologist and focuses on helping families and couples improve their relationships and lives. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Published December 30, 2010 by Tarcher. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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For example, someone with an anxious attachment style has a different view toward intimacy and communication (anxious types tend to obsess over relationships and worry about their affection being reciprocated) than someone with an avoidant attachment style (who tend to minimize closeness and unde...

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There is a test for readers to take so that they can figure out which attachment type they are, and therefore which attachment type they should seek in a partner.

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Essentially, children attach to caregivers instinctively for the purpose of survival, when that attachment is interrupted or never established, the children fail to thrive.

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