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Essentials when studying child-father attachment: A fundamental view on safe haven and secure base phenomena

Grossmann, Karin ; Grossmann, Klaus E.


The most relevant functions of an attachment figure for a child from evolutionary, cultural, and individual perspectives are being a safe haven and secure base for the child. The concepts of behavioral systems and emotional security are delineated. Central to a child's emotional security is her smooth transition between seeking a safe haven when distressed and a secure base when at ease with her ...


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