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2007 Awardees

L. Alan Sroufe
A Founder Of Modern Attachment Study and The Most Influential Developmentalist Of His Generation

Alan Sroufe's contributions to modern attachment study are legion. Most importantly, he has played the leading role in integrating attachment theory with a broader developmental perspective. This work is reflected in his widely cited articles on attachment as an organizational construct, the coherence of individual development, attachment and developmental psychopathology, and in his books on emotional development. The multi-generational Minnesota Longitudinal study he conducted with Byron Egeland and W. Andrew Collins stands alongside Mary Ainsworth's Baltimore study as an unparalleled landmark in developmental research. In addition to his theoretical and research contributions, Dr. Sroufe has been a generaous and enthusiastic mentor, both in his work with students at Minnseota and with the students and colleagues who have participated in his training seminars on attachment assessment.

Key Publications

Attachment as an organizational construct. Child Development, 1977,48, 1184-1199.

The coherence of individual development. American Psychologist, 1979, 34(10), 834-841.

Infant-caregiver attachment and patterns of adaptation in preschool: The roots of maladaptation and competence. In M. Perlmutter (Ed.), Minnesota Symposium in Child Psychology (1983, Vol. 16) pp. 41-83.

Attachment classification from the perspective of infant-caregiver relationships and infant temperament. Child Development, 1985, 56, 1-14.

Attachment and the construction of relationships. In W. Hartup & Z. Rubin (Eds.), Relationships and development (1986, pp. 51-71)..

The fate of early experience following developmental change: Longitudinal approaches to individual adaptation in childhood. Child Development, 1990, 61, 1363-1373.

One social world: The integrated development of parent-child and peer relationships. In W. A. Collins & B. Laursen (Eds.), Relationships as developmental context: The 30th Minnesota syposium on child psychology (1999, pp., 241-262).

Implications of attachment theory for developmental psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 1999, 11, 1-13.

Placing early attachment experiences in developmental context. In K. E. Grossmann, K. Grossmann, & E. Waters (Eds.), The power of longitudinal attachment research: From infancy and childhood to adulthood. (2005, pp. 48-70).

Attachment and development: A prospective, longitudinal study from birth to adulthood. Attachment and Human Development, 2005, 7, 349-367.

The development of the person: The Minnesota longitudinal study of risk and adaptation from birth to adulthood. (2005.) Guilford.


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