Secure Attachment: Characteristics & Development
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Secure vs Insecure Attachment”, “Signs of Secure Attachment in Adult Relationships”, and “How to Develop Secure Attachment in Adulthood”. New material written by Eric Patterson, LPC, and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
Author: Tanya Peterson, NCC, DAIS
Reviewer: Benjamin Troy, MD