Emeritus Professor of Psychology
At UCD since:1992
Life Phases: Middle Childhood/Adlescence, Adulthood/Aging
Attachment theory, close relationships (e.g., romantic relationships, sexual relationships, marriage), human emotions
Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2007). Attachment in adulthood: Structure, dynamics, and change. New York: Guilford Press. (Second edition will appear in 2015.)
Cassidy, J., & Shaver, P. R. (Eds.). (2008). Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications (2nd edition). New York: Guilford Press. (Third edition will appear in 2015.)
Shaver, P. R., & Mikulincer, M. (Eds. in Chief). (2014). The APA handbook of personality and social psychology (Vols. 1, 2, 3, and 4, with volume co-editors). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Recent Articles and Chapters`
Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). Adult attachment and happiness: Individual differences in the experience and consequences of positive emotions. In S. A. David, I. Boniwell, & A. Conley Ayers (Eds.), Oxford handbook of happiness (pp. 834-846). New York: Oxford University Press.
Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). Attachment insecurities and disordered patterns of grief. In M. Stroebe, H. Schut, & J. van den Bout (Eds.), Complicated grief: Scientific foundations for health care professionals (pp. 190-203). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). Attachment orientations and meaning in life. In J. Hicks & C. Routledge (Eds.), The experience of meaning in life: Classical perspectives, emerging themes, and controversies. New York: Springer.
Péloquin, K., Brassard, A., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). Sexuality examined through the lens of attachment theory: Attachment, caregiving, and sexual satisfaction. Journal of Sex Research, 50.
Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). An attachment perspective on psychopathology. World Psychiatry, 11(1), 11-15.
Jacobs, T. L., Shaver, P. R., Epel, E. S., Zanesco, A. P., Aichele, S. R., et al. (2013). Self-reported mindfulness and cortisol during a Shamatha meditation retreat. Health Psychology, 32, 1104-1109.
Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). Attachment theory as a framework for a positive psychology of love. In M. Hojjat & D. Cramer (Eds.), Positive psychology of love (pp. 76-89). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Mikulincer, M., Shaver, P. R., Sahdra, B. K., & Bar-On, N. (2013). Can security-enhancing interventions overcome psychological barriers to responsiveness in couple relationships? Attachment and Human Development, 15, 246-260.
Sahdra, B. K., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). Comparing attachment theory and Buddhist psychology. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 23, 282-293.
Reizer, A., Dahan, D., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). The contributions of attachment and caregiving orientations to living a meaningful life. Psychology, 4, 1039-1045.
Cassidy, J., Jones, J. D., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). Contributions of attachment theory and research: A framework for future research, translation, and policy. Developmental Psychopathology, 25, 1415-1434.
Lavy, S., Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). Intrusiveness from an attachment theory perspective: A dyadic diary study. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 972-977.
Brassard, A., Dupuy, E., Bergeron, S., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). Attachment insecurities and women’s sexual function and satisfaction: The mediating roles of sexual self-esteem, sexual anxiety, and sexual assertiveness. Journal of Sex Research.
Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). An attachment perspective on resilience to stress and trauma. In M. Kent, M. C. Davis, & J. W. Reich (Eds.), The resilience handbook: Approaches to stress and trauma (pp. 156-168). New York, NY: Routledge.
Molero, F., Moriano, J. A., & Shaver, P. R. (2013). The influence of leadership style on subordinates’ attachment to the leader. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 16. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1519506752?accountid=14505
Mikulincer, M., Shaver, P. R., & Berant, E. (2013). An attachment perspective on therapeutic processes and outcomes. Journal of Personality, 81, 606-616.
Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2014). An attachment perspective on loneliness. In R. J. Coplan & J. C. Bowker (Eds.), The handbook of solitude: Psychological perspectives on social isolation, social withdrawal, and being alone. New York, NY: Wiley.
Frías Cárdenas, M. T., Shaver, P. R., & Díaz-Loving, R. (2014). Individualism and collectivism as moderators of the association between attachment insecurities, coping, and social support. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31, 3-31.
Shaver, P. R., & Mikulincer, M. (2014). Adult attachment strategies and the regulation of emotion. In J. J. Gross (Ed.), Handbook of emotion regulation (2nd ed., pp. 237-250). New York: Guilford Press.
Birnbaum, G. E., Mikulincer, M., Sepsenwol, O., & Shaver, P. R. (2014). When sex goes wrong: A behavioral systems perspective on individual differences in sexual attitudes, motives, feelings, and behaviors. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 822–842.
Caldwell, J. G., & Shaver, P. R. (2014). Promoting attachment-related mindfulness and compassion: A wait-list controlled study of women who were mistreated during childhood. Mindfulness. (Published online: March 28, 2014.) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12671-014-0298-y
Mikulincer, M., Shaver, P. R., Solomon, Z., & Ein-Dor, T. (2014). Attachment-related consequences of war captivity and trajectories of posttraumatic stress disorder: A 17-year longitudinal study. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 33, 207-228.
Mikulincer, M., Shaver, P. R., Bar-On, Naama, & Sahdra, B. K. (2014). Security enhancement, self-esteem threat, and mental depletion affect provision of a safe haven and secure base to a romantic partner. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31, 630-650.