No reliable gender differences in attachment across the lifespan

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (1):22-23 (2009)

Abstract
In middle childhood, boys show more avoidant attachments and girls more ambivalent attachments as a prelude to gender differentiation in reproductive strategies. However, we have failed to find systematic and method-independent gender differences in middle or late childhood attachments, nor in adult attachment representations. We conclude that Del Giudice's model rests on a brittle empirical basis
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DOI 10.1017/S0140525X09000843
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