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Indicators of disorganised attachment in children

Shemmings, David, Shemmings, Yvonne (2011) Indicators of disorganised attachment in children. Community Care, (1850). pp. 34-35. ISSN 0307-5508. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Disorganised attachment refers to momentary behaviours displayed by children if they find themselves in anxiety-provoking situations into which an abusive caregiver enters. Because they don’t know what to do, they experience what American academic Mary Main called “fear without solution” and end up behaving in bizarre ways, albeit only for a few seconds. Older children display disorganised attachment behaviours when they contemplate attachment-related scenarios involving caregivers. The condition is predictive of maltreatment, not merely correlated with it.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 14:40 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38452 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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