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Attachment

A child’s relationship with and need for its caregiver(s), which sets the tone for all future relationship patterns and interactions.

Example: His parents rarely responded to his cries as an infant; even today, his fear of abandonment is negatively affecting his relationships.

Attachment
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Attachment. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/attachment/