The object of my affection: Attachment security and material culture

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The object of my affection : Attachment security and material culture. / Bell, Taryn; Spikins, Penny.

In: Time and Mind, Vol. 11, No. 1, 02.03.2018, p. 23-39.

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Bell, T & Spikins, P 2018, 'The object of my affection: Attachment security and material culture', Time and Mind, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 23-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/1751696X.2018.1433355

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Bell, T., & Spikins, P. (2018). The object of my affection: Attachment security and material culture. Time and Mind, 11(1), 23-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/1751696X.2018.1433355

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Bell T, Spikins P. The object of my affection: Attachment security and material culture. Time and Mind. 2018 Mar 2;11(1):23-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/1751696X.2018.1433355

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Bell, Taryn ; Spikins, Penny. / The object of my affection : Attachment security and material culture. In: Time and Mind. 2018 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 23-39.

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