Thematic Area

Basic principles of attachment theory.

Studies that explore, discuss and update the classic theoretical postulates of attachment theory (sensitivity hypothesis, distribution of attachment styles in the population,etc.).

Precursors of the attachment bond.

Studies that explore factors linked to the development of attachment during pre-birth stages or during the first months of life.

Attachment in adolescence and adulthood.

Studies that explore the characteristics of the attachment bond in adolescence and adulthood, as well as its relationship with the integral development of the person.

Paternity, maternity and other caregiving figures at home.

Research that explores the characteristics of the child's attachment relationship with different figures in his or her family environment.

Attachment and early relationships in school.

Studies that address early attachment relationships in learning contexts such as school and early education centers, or in care contexts such as nurseries.

Cultural and historical diversity in the formation of earlyrelationships.

Studies that explore the characteristics of the development of attachment relationships in differentsociocultural contexts.

Impact of early relationships throughout the life cycle.

Relationship between early attachment and the individual’s socio-emotional development, well-being and mental health at different stages of development.

Early relationships and development from a neuro-genetic perspective.

Research into the characteristics of early relationships in connection to their interaction with neurodevelop mental factors or specific genetic variants.

Attachment and early development from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Discussions of the characteristics of early development and its consequences through out development from a perspective that integrates attachment theory and psychoanalytic theory.

Intervention based on attachment theory.

Studies that focus on interventions that have attachment theory as the basis for understanding expected outcomes. Interventions can be programs and projects, as well as group or individual interventions.

Public policies for early childhood development.

Discussions of public policies that seek to impact the physical and mental health of individuals at the early stages of their development.

Methodological innovations in attachment research.

Studies characterized by the implementation and development of innovative instruments or methodological designs for the exploration of variables related to attachment theory in all stages of life.

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