Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
This study focused upon assessing various relationships between the presence or absence of a transitional object in early childhood and aspects of psychological functioning in later life. The nature of the inanimate object attachments were determined by stringent criteria involving both self- and parental-reports. Personality differences were found between those subjects demonstrating strong singular attachments that persisted for a considerable period of time and those having no such significant attachments. The nature of what might be considered optimal object attachments was discussed in light of the findings.
Cohen, Keith, "The Relationship Between Transitional Object Attachments in Early Childhood and Psychological Functioning in Later Life" (1979). Theses and Dissertations. 2650.