Dear Researcher, I’ve been seeing some articles here and there saying that attachment style can change over time. If that’s true, what can anxiously or avoidantly attached people do to become more securely attached? A curious worrier, Jane   Hi Jane, The flexibility of attachment style in the psychological community is still being debated, but… Read More


Among psychologists and the general public, there has been a commonly held belief that a mother’s parenting style plays a central role in her child’s attachment style. In reality, maternal caregiving or maternal sensitivity is only one small factor in the development of a child’s later attachment style (Fraley, Roisman, Booth-LaForce, Owen, & Holland, 2013). Unfortunately,… Read More