As attachment theory has grown in popularity, so various measures of attachment have been developed in order to investigate, measure and describe different aspects of attachment in both adults and children. The fi rst systematic measure of attachment often referred to as the gold standard is the Strange Situation Procedure, devised by Mary Ainsworth and colleagues. Other relatively well-developed measures of attachment include the Adult Attachment Interview , Child Attachment Interview and Story Stem Completion tasks. A suite of self-report measures of attachment has also been developed, particularly for use with adults. As these measures are all discussed within their own dedicated sections, this chapter will discuss the nature of attachment measures more broadly.
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