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Rudnytsky, P.L. (2016). The Personal Origins of Attachment Theory: An Interview with Mary Salter Ainsworth. Att: New Dir. in Psychother. Relat. Psychoanal., 10(2):77-97.

(2016). Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, 10(2):77-97

The Personal Origins of Attachment Theory: An Interview with Mary Salter Ainsworth

Peter L. Rudnytsky

This interview took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 20, 1991, at the home of Mary Salter Ainsworth. One of the foremost exponents of attachment theory and a colleague of the late John Bowlby. Dr Ainsworth is best known for her innovative strange situation procedure, an experimental method to test the strength and styles of infants' attachments to their primary caregiver. She is the author of numerous papers and books, including Infancy in Uganda: Infant Care and the Growth of Love (1967) and Patterns of Attachment (1978) and contributed two chapters to John Bowlby's, Child Care and the Growth of Love (1961).

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