The authors address commentaries by J. Cassidy (2003), E. M. Cummings (2003), L. A. Sroufe (2003), and E. Waters and T. P. Beauchaine (2003) on their taxometric analysis of Strange Situation behavior (R. C. Fraley & S. J. Spieker, 2003) by discussing four questions: Has the categorical model of attachment facilitated theoretical and empirical innovations in the field? How does a continuum of security fit into the two-dimensional model? What is the role of types and dimensions in understanding the function and organization of behavior? and Is dimensionality a null hypothesis in taxometric research?
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Life-span and Life-course Studies