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attachment

1. 
a. the arrest of a person for disobedience to a court order
b. the lawful seizure of property and placing of it under control of a court
c. a writ authorizing such arrest or seizure
2. Law the binding of a debt in the hands of a garnishee until its disposition has been decided by the court

attachment

  1. the emotional bond between infant and mother.
  2. the types of behaviour displayed by the infant to indicate an attachment, e.g. following parents, crying, smiling.
  3. the more abstract psychological tie felt towards a nurturing figure involving a mutual dependency for emotional satisfaction.
A theory of attachment was first proposed by BOWLBY (1958,1969) who was primarily concerned with the first two interpretations, citing ethological evidence to support his claims about how human infants use certain types of behaviour to elicit psychological as well as physical care from their mothers. Attachment merely refers to whether the child has formed a tie to a caregiver, but more recently the notion of security of attachment (Ainsworth et al., Strange Situation Behaviour of One-year Olds, 1978) was established to assess the quality of the attachment relationship once it has been formed.

attachment

[ə′tach·mənt]
(computer science)
An additional file sent with an e-mail message.
(organic chemistry)
The conversion of a molecular entity into another molecular structure solely by formation of a single two-center bond with another molecular entity and no other changes in bonding.
(psychology)
The behavior of an individual who relates in an affiliative or dependent manner to another individual or object.
(virology)
The initial stage in the infection of a cell by a virus that follows a chance collision by the virus with a suitable receptor area on the cell.

attach a file

To link a file to an email message so that they travel together to their destination. File attachments are a very common way of sending a file to someone. See email attachment and how to transfer a file over the Internet.
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It has been argued that early attachment experiences have a strong influence on individuals' self-image.
Riggs proposed a conceptual model based on attachment theory to explain how early emotional abuse influences later social functioning and causes psychological distress.
In the context of attachment theory and its relation to emotional and social intelligence present study hypothesized the moderating role of social intelligence in relationship between insecure attachment style and emotional intelligence that was confirmed by the Hierarchical regression analysis.
Beta value exhibit that both the variables significantly predict the outcome variable where Preoccupied Attachment Style has a negative association ([beta] = -.20, p< .001).
However, the focus on bonding with God has not addressed whether parental marital status predicts variability in attachment to God.
The seminal work in attachment theory originated from observations of orphans during the Second World War (Bowlby, 1973, 1988).
Parental attachment is the view of one's level of emotional relationship with his or her parent and their chief caregiver (Sonkin, 2005).
Internal factors motivate the ideas about the attachment perception which keep on alteration process throughout life span (Carpenter, 2001; Bowlby, 1973).
"For example, a lighter single/double attachment that is able to lift the same load as a heavier attachment enables the operation to use smaller, better-maneuvering and less costly lift trucks.
I FIRST IMPLEMENTED THE ATTACHMENT TEST over a decade ago as an intervention in response to students' over-reliance on tape and glue to hold things together in their three-dimensional artwork.
Originally construed by Bowlby (1969), attachment theory was premised on a dyadic caregiver-child relationship.
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