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J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2004; 15(1): 16-27
Published online June 1, 2004
© 2004 Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Hwee-Sook Jang

Department of Psychology, Chungnam National University, Deajeon
The purpose of this article is to review the recent studies about what attchment is, which historical background it has, how it develops and affects on the following development. Also the clinical implications of attachment and problems for its clinical application were discussed. As the quality of the attachment formed at earlier years is continued for a lifetime as the form of the internal working model, it affects persons’ pathological development as well as normal one. Accordingly this article will be able to give a insight for prevention and treatment of pathological attachment and various psychological disorders.
Keywords : Attachment · Internal working model · Pathological development.

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