Attachment Across the Life Cycle by Colin Murray Parkes

By Colin Murray Parkes

To give an explanation for and comprehend the styles that attachment play in psychiatric and social difficulties a physique of data has sprung up which owes a lot to the pioneering paintings of the past due John Bowlby. This e-book attracts jointly contemporary theoretical contributions, study findings and scientific facts from psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists and ethologists from Britain, the US and Europe.

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R. ( 1958 ) ‘The development of affective responsiveness in infant monkeys’, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 102:501–9. F. M. ) Determinants of Infant Behavior (pp. 75–97), New York: Wiley. M. and Westheimer, I. ( 1965 ) Brief Separations, New York: International Universities Press. A. and Spencer-Booth, Y. ( 1967 ) ‘The effect of social companions on mother–infant relations in rhesus monkeys’, in D. ) Primate Ethology, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Howes, P. J. ( 1989 ) ‘Marital quality and child functioning: a longitudinal investigation’, Child Development 60:1044–51.

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Most important, in terms of her future work, was a scale evaluating maternal sensitivity to infant signals from interview data. The top rating of 7 was given to mothers who were identified as excellent informants and provided much spontaneous detail whereas low ratings were given to mothers who seemed imperceptive of the nuances of infant behavior. Individual differences in the babies were assessed by classification into three groups: securely attached infants who cried less, insecurely attached infants who cried more, and not yet attached infants who did not show differential behavior to the mother.

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