The interactions between a person and his or her primary caregiver shape the attachment pattern blueprint of how this person behaves in intimate relationships later in life. This attachment pattern has a lifelong effect on an individual, but also evolves throughout a person's life. In this paper, an adaptive network was designed and simulated to provide insights into how an attachment pattern is created and how this pattern then has its effects and evolves as the person develops new intimate relationships at older age.
|Title of host publication||Computational Science – ICCS 2021|
|Subtitle of host publication||21st International Conference, Krakow, Poland, June 16–18, 2021, Proceedings, Part III|
|Editors||Maciej Paszynski, Dieter Kranzlmüller, Valeria V. Krzhizhanovskaya, Jack J. Dongarra, Peter M.A. Sloot|
|Publisher||Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Event||21st International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2021 - Virtual, Online|
Duration: 16 Jun 2021 → 18 Jun 2021
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Conference||21st International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2021|
|Period||16/06/21 → 18/06/21|
Bibliographical noteWorking title: How Attachment to your Primary Caregiver Influences your First Adult Relationship: An Adaptive Network Model of Attachment Theory.
The Attachment Theory concerning the relationships between humans was developed from the 1940s and 1950s on mainly by developmental psychologist Mary D. Salter Ainsworth and psychologist and psychiatrist John Bowlby [5–6, 15–20] as a successor of security Theorey developed by William E. Blatz and Mary D. Salter Ainsworth [4, 15]. The Attachment Theory explains an important evolutionary function of the relationship between the child and caregiver. This has been supported by empirical research in various settings. For example, Salter Ainsworth did research on mother-child relationships for two years from 1954 on in Uganda  and also Bowlby has investigated the empirical basis of the theory among humans and non-human primates . The theory is often applied in therapeutical contexts; e.g., [8, 10–11].
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