Disorganised attachment in contemporary attachment theory: a critical analysis of paradigms, debates and applications


  • Dr Robert Duschinsky

    University of Cambridge

Project summary

Contemporary Attachment Theory is a four-year project involving archive research and interviews with 25 leading attachment researchers in the US and UK. The project uses a sociological perspective to trace developments in the study and conceptualisation of attachment since 1990. Dr Duschinsky is critically examining contemporary controversies in the field, exploring the conceptualisations of child mental health at stake. He is also accessing the implications of different attachment theories for health and welfare interventions with children in the US and UK (eg the Circle of Security).