An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.
'A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship.' – John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory – the most advanced relationship science in existence today – can help us find and sustain love.
Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment explains that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:
Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner’s ability to love them back.
Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.
Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.
With fascinating psychological insight, quizzes and case studies, Dr Amir Levine and Rachel Heller help you understand the three attachment styles, identify your own and recognize the styles of others so that you can find compatible partners or improve your existing relationship.
Amir Levine, M.D. is an adult and a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a neuroscientist. He is an associate professor of psychiatry and the director of the Levine epigenetics/molecular neuroscience lab at Columbia University. Dr. Levine has a private practice where he supervises and trains therapists from all over the world in attachment neuroscience–based treatments as well as seeing individuals and couples for consultation and treatment.
Rachel S. F. Heller, M.A. is a psychologist who works both in the public sector and in private practice. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University. In her work, she integrates attachment-based principles with cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and experiential-based approaches to help both children and adults.
|Author:||Amir LevineRachel Heller|
|Release date:||August 22, 2019|