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Attachment Theory exhibits scientifically how our earliest relationships with our moms impact our later relationships in lifestyles. This booklet bargains a very good creation to the findings of attachment thought and the foremost colleges of psychoanalytic idea.

"The ebook each scholar, colleague, or even rival theoretician has been anticipating. With attribute wit, philosophical sophistication, scholarship, humanity, incisiveness, and creativity, Fonagy succinctly describes the hyperlinks, modifications, and destiny instructions of his dual issues. [His e-book] is destined to take its position as one in all a decide on record of crucial psychology books of the decade."
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A s was described above, disorganized/dis­ oriented attachment is marked i n the strange situation by displays of contradictory behavior patterns sequentially or simultaneously, u n d i ­ rected, incomplete, or interrupted movements, stereotypes, anomalous postures, freezing, apprehension regarding the parent or disoriented wanderings ( M a i n and S o l o m o n 1986, 1990). M a i n and Hesse's (1990) now classical contribution linked disorganized attachment behavior to frightened or frightening caregiving: infants who could not find a solu­ tion to the paradox of fearing the figures who they wished to approach for comfort i n times of distress ( M a i n 1995).

In gen­ eral, parent reports of temperamental difficulty, negative reactivity, and emotionality are independent of secure/insecure classification. , Susman-Stillman et al. 1996, v a n den B o o m 1994). M a t e r n a l caregiving makes a clear c o n t r i b u t i o n to attachment security. In particular, maternal sensitivity, responsiveness to distress, 26 / A t t a c h m e n t T h e o r y and Psychoanalysis moderate appropriate stimulation, interactional synchrony and warmth, involvement, and responsiveness have all been demonstrated to be pre­ dictors of attachment security i n a large number of studies (see the ex­ cellent review by Belsky 1999a).

A n y defi­ cits i n social cognition may be viewed as the key mediators of the i m ­ pact of disorganized attachment upon the I W M of relationships. H i g h levels of negative affectivity, emotional outbursts, inattentive­ ness, and low frustration tolerance predict long-term peer relation prob­ lems and negative social outcomes. T h e regulation of emotions depends o n an understanding of internal experience, which is most likely to arise in the context of an early dyadic (caregiving) relationship (Gergely and Watson 1996).

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