Attachment theory studies the emotional bonds between infants and their caregivers. The four types of attachment styles are secure, anxious, avoidant, and disorganized. Each affects the ways that children develop emotionally and can influence them into adulthood. Research has shown that secure attachment can help children to learn to regulate their emotions and cope with anxiety, which helps them to become well-adjusted adults who are capable of forming healthy relationships. In contrast, there is a positive correlation between individuals with anxious or avoidant attachment styles in infancy and the development of anxiety disorders when they are older. People with those insecure attachment styles also can struggle in groups and often need to be in groups that have high levels of cohesion to ease their anxieties. Overall, the research presented here examines the effects of the different infant attachment styles on anxiety in later life and evaluates the findings in the context of group dynamics.
Urban, Julianne R.
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Urban, Julianne R. (2020) "Attachment Theory and Its Relationship with Anxiety" The Kabod 6( 2 (2020)), Article 2. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/kabod/vol6/iss2/2
Urban, Julianne R. "Attachment Theory and Its Relationship with Anxiety" The Kabod 6 , no. 2 2020 (2020) Accessed [Month x, xxxx]. Liberty University Digital Commons.