From foremost authorities, this comprehensive work is more than just the standard reference on attachment--it has "become indispensable" in the field. Coverage includes the origins and development of attachment theory; biological and evolutionary perspectives; and the role of attachment processes in personality, relationships, and mental health across the lifespan. The new second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to incorporate significant recent advances in theory, research, and clinical applications. New in This Edition *A decade’s worth of major theoretical and empirical advances. *The latest thinking on psychobiological development, including a new chapter on the neuroscience of attachment. *New chapters on foster care, attachment in middle childhood, affect regulation, divorce, and attachment in later life. *Compelling new findings on disorganized attachment and psychopathology.