Frightening maternal behaviour, unresolved loss, and disorganized infant attachment: A pilot-study

Carlo Schuengel, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marjolijn Blom

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Abstract

We investigated frightening (threatening, frightened, or dissociated) maternal behaviour as the proposed explanation of the association between maternal unresolved state of mind regarding loss and disorganized infant attachment. We established frightening maternal behaviour can be identified in home observations, even in a low-risk sample (n = 12), and was predicted at the trend level by unresolved maternal loss.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998

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