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Origins of attachment: maternal interactive behavior across the first year.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8477637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study built on attachment theory and previous research in examining the interactional origins of the secure, insecure-resistant, and insecure-avoidant patterns of attachment. Maternal sensitive responsivity, rejection, and activity were the focus of repeated naturalistic observations when infants were 1, 4, and 9 months of age; quality of attachment was assessed at 1 year. Mothers of secure 1-year-olds were observed to be more sensitively responsive at 1 and 4 months and less rejecting at 1 and 9 months than mothers of insecure infants. Mothers of insecure-avoidant infants were more rejecting at 9 months, whereas mothers of insecure-resistant infants were least sensitively responsive and most rejecting at 1 month; the insecure groups were also differentiated on the basis of patterns of change from 1 to 9 months, with mothers of resistant infants becoming less rejecting and mothers of avoidant infants becoming more rejecting relative to other mothers.
R A Isabella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-24     Completed Date:  1993-05-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  605-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84112.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Child Psychology*
Infant, Newborn / psychology*
Maternal Behavior*
Mother-Child Relations*
Object Attachment*

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