Taylor & Francis

Attachment & Human Development

(ISSN 1469-2988)

Aims and scope

Attachment & Human Development is the leading forum for the presentation of empirical research, reviews and clinical case studies that reflect contemporary advances in attachment theory and research. AHD is the official journal of the Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies (SEAS) and the official journal of the International Attachment Network (IAN).

AHD publishes original research, meta-analytic reviews (and occasionally) narrative reviews based on attachment theory. Submissions that include multi-method approaches (including interviews or observations), and a longitudinal design, are especially welcome. While reliance on widely used and previously validated methods is the norm, AHD also publishes papers that introduce new attachment methods. Intergenerational patterns of attachment, emotion-regulation, children’s social and emotional development, the effects of loss and trauma, are common topics addressed by the journal. Submissions that include physiological or genetic data, together with attachment variables, addressing core questions in developmental science are welcome. Submissions typically include attachment as a predictor or an outcome, or attachment as a moderator or mediator of developmental outcomes.

AHD aims to be the source for reliable and valid research, and reviews, based on the theories advanced by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth. The journal is of interest to developmental, social and clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, and other mental health professionals including social workers, couple and family therapists.

Peer Review Integrity

All research articles in this journal, including those in special issues, special sections or supplements, have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by at least two independent referees. All peer review is single blind and submissions may be made online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.


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Dyscypliny naukowe:

  • nauki medyczne
  • nauki o kulturze fizycznej
  • nauki o zdrowiu
  • nauki o rodzinie
  • pedagogika
  • psychologia