The Attachment Effect

The Attachment Effect

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A revealing look at how and why we relate to others—and how we can improve our closest connections

The psychology of attachment is having a moment. Why is this concept, widely accepted for decades, suddenly in the news? Because people are discovering how powerfully it sheds light on the mystery of how we relate to each other—and why these patterns tend to repeat themselves over the course of our lives.

Fascinated by the subject, award-winning journalist and author Peter Lovenheim embarked on a journey to explore the science of attachment and how it underpins our complicated connections to each other. Through a compelling narrative that combines personal stories with scientific research, along with personal insights into his own intimate relationships, Lovenheim brings the attachment process to life and reveals how our earliest bond shapes our entire lives.

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About Peter

Peter Lovenheim is an author and journalist whose articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Parade, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. He teaches nonfiction writing at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. His six previous books include In the Neighborhood (winner of the First Annual Zócalo Public Square Book Prize).

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Peter’s earlier books

Peter Lovenheim: In the Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood:
The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time

With an open mind and a curious spirit, Lovenheim takes us inside the homes, minds, and hearts of his neighbors and asks a thought-provoking question: Do neighborhoods still matter—and is something lost when we live as strangers next door?
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Peter Lovenheim: Portrait of a Burger as a Young Calf

Portrait of a Burger as a Young Calf:
The Story of One Man, Two Cows, and the Feeding of a Nation

Portrait of a Burger is the true story of Lovenheim’s hands-on journey into the dairy and beef industries as he follows his calves from “conception to consumption.”
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