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The purpose of this research project is to examine the significance of attachment in relation to self-regulation in an individual’s life. Our research question is defined as follows:
What significance does the child’s attachment to its parents have for the child’s ability to self-regulate in childhood and adulthood?
Our aim is to nuance our understanding of the concept of attachment and what significance this has for the ability to self-regulate. We analyzed Walter Mischel’s Marshmallow experiment on self-control with a hermeneutic approach as our scientific theoretical position.