Attachment Theory FAQs:

Q: Is a attachment theory a psychological model that attempts to describe the dynamics of long-term and short-term interpersonal relationships between humans?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a attachment theory not an exhaustive description of human relationships?

A: Yes, nor is it synonymous with love and affection, although these may indicate that bonds exist.

Q: Is an attachment theory that an infant needs to develop a relationship with at least one primary caregiver for the child's successful social and emotional development?

A: Yes, and in particular for learning how to effectively regulate their feelings.

Q: Was an attachment theory based?

A: Yes, and particularly the generalisation to humans from animal studies.

Q: Was a attachment theory extended to adult romantic relationships in the late 1980s by Cindy Hazan and Phillip Shaver?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an attachment theory not formulated as a general theory of relationships?

A: Yes.