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attachment

 [ah-tach´ment]
1. the development of strong affectional ties between an infant and a significant other (mother, father, sibling, caretaker); this is a psychological, rather than a biological, process.
2. the initial stage of infection of a cell by a virus, in which the viral envelope finds a suitable receptor on the cell surface, enabling the virus to enter. Called also adsorption.
risk for impaired parent/infant/child attachment a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as disruption of the interactive process between parent/significant other and infant that fosters the development of a protective and nurturing reciprocal relationship. Possible causes include inadequacy of the parent or parent substitute (such as anxiety or substance abuse), illness in the child, physical separation, lack of privacy, and others.

at·tach·ment

(ă-tach'ment),
1. A connection of one part with another.
2. In dentistry, a mechanical device for the fixation and stabilization of a dental prosthesis.
3. In psychiatry and psychology, a concept encompassing the strength and style of connectedness in primate relationships.

attachment

Informatics A file (e.g., in a .pdf, .jpg or other format) that is often sent with an email.
MedspeakUK A term of art for a specific post (job) within an educational programme.
Psychology A popular term for the emotional bond between people (e.g., infant with primary caregiver; parent with child; husband with wife) or any long-lasting bond that a person develops toward another person or object.

attachment

Psychiatry The behavior of an organism that relates in an affiliative or dependent manner to another object which develops during critical periods of life and can be extinguished by lack of opportunity to relate; if separation occurs before maturation can provide for adaptive adjustment, personality deviation can occur

at·tach·ment

(ă-tach'mĕnt)
1. A connection of one part with another.
2. dentistry A mechanical device for the fixation and stabilization of a dental prosthesis.

attachment

an enlargement of the base of an algal THALLUS by which the plant is anchored to the SUBSTRATE.

at·tach·ment

(ă-tach'mĕnt)
1. In dentistry, a mechanical device for the fixation and stabilization of a dental prosthesis.
2. A connection of one part with another.
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We investigated whether or not childhood emotional abuse was negatively associated with attachment and self-esteem, with secure/fearful attachment mediating the link between childhood emotional abuse and self-esteem.
Moreover, our findings show that childhood emotional abuse affected self-esteem through both secure attachment and fearful attachment, with the indirect effect through secure attachment being stronger relative to that through fearful attachment.
Present study aimed to investigate the moderating role of social intelligence for the relationship between attachment dimensions and emotional intelligence (EI).
The RSQ measures four patterns of attachment on four sub-scales, i.e., secure, fearful, preoccupied, and dismissing attachment.
Recent research has also found a link between matters of faith development and attachment; specifically, this research has examined how individuals' faith develops relative to the types of romantic attachment bonds they exhibit with others (Hart et al., 2010).
Similarly, God has been conceptualized as a transcendental attachment personality (e.g., Beck, 2006c; Beck & McDonald, 2004; Cicirelli, 2004; McDonald et ah, 2005; Miner, 2009).
The study by (Parsa, Yaacob, Redzuan, Parsa, and Esmaeili, 2014) highlighted that parental attachment was positively linked with self-efficacy whereas; inter-parental conflict was negatively related with adolescent's self-efficacy (Jenkins, Goodness, and Burhmester, 2002).
Similarly, negative relation was found between mother's perceived self-efficacy and aggression, exclusion of fearful-anxiety, hyperactivity, and peer victimization in children (Secer, Ogelman, Berengi, and Onder, 2008; Schunk and Meece, 2006).Avoidant attachment style particularly contribute in developing externalizing behaviors in adolescents.
Martin Boyd, vice president of counterbalance solutions at Hyster Company, says there has always been a drive to make attachments lighter while retaining the same or better lifting and clamping capability.
FOR STUDENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL with this activity, a set of parameters will keep them engaged in meaningful work: (1) Everyone produces his or her own object; (2) Third-graders use at least six different materials (eight in fourth grade, 10 in fifth grade); (3) Third-graders demonstrate at least three different attachment strategies (four in fourth grade, five in fifth grade); (4) Students will ask three classmates to review their Attachment Test solution and fill out a rubric.
Indeed, attachment to God has proven to be a useful predictor of a number of diverse outcomes including coping, body image and well-being (e.g., Cassiba et al., 2014; Granqvist et al., 2014; Homan, 2012).
In the romantic context, partners constantly alternate from support seekers to support providers, and contrary to the infant-parent relationship, the couple relationship involves a bidirectional process in which a delicate balance in roles is established to meet the attachment needs (i.e., support, reassurance, affection, security) of both partners (Schachner, Shaver, & Mikulincer, 2003).