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Rose, Jenny; O'Reilly, Bryn – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Background: The link between disorders of attachment and psychopathology is well documented. Consequently, a person's attachment style has a profound effect on his or her development and psychological well-being. At-risk populations such as adopted children are more prone to developing pervasive patterns of attachment, given the maternal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attachment Behavior, Psychotherapy, At Risk Persons
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McFarland-Piazza, Laura; Hazen, Nancy; Jacobvitz, Deborah; Boyd-Soisson, Erin – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The association between fathers' adult attachment representations and their recollections of childhood experiences with their caregiving quality with their eight-month-old infants and with father-infant attachment classification was examined in a longitudinal study of 117 fathers and their infants. Sensitive caregiving was related to…
Descriptors: Children, Attachment Behavior, Classification, Infants
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Hazen, Nancy L.; McFarland, Laura; Jacobvitz, Deborah; Boyd-Soisson, Erin – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This longitudinal study of 125 families investigated whether negative child outcomes related to fathers' frightening (FR) behaviours with infants would be mitigated if fathers were also sensitive. Results indicated that children whose fathers were frightening and insensitive with them during infancy showed the highest emotional under-regulation at…
Descriptors: Mothers, Caregiver Role, Infants, Parent Child Relationship
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Priddis, Lynn E.; Howieson, Noel D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
This study examined contributions of maternal sensitivity and maternal representation of childhood experiences to differences in attachment strategies in a cohort of infants from birth to six years. Antenatal maternal attachment representation was assessed with the Adult Attachment Interview. Maternal sensitivity was assessed with the Child-Adult…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Infants, Attachment Behavior, Parent Child Relationship