Development of Interaction and Attachment

Development of Interaction and Attachment : Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches

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Mother-child interaction and attachment have high priority on the agenda of Dutch policy makers and scientific fund raisers. The Dutch Ministry of Education has acknowledged the importance of fundamental research of caregiver-child interaction and has invested in a nation-wide Dutch research project called "Experimental longitudinal research on caregiver-child relationships" (ELO). The basic goal was to experimentally test the core hypothesis of classic attachment theory: the sensitivity-attachment hypothesis, stating that mother's sensitive responsiveness determines attachment security. This volume consists of the written versions of presentations by invited experts, as well as of a series of short reports based on the posters displayed and discussed during the colloquium. The work should contribute to the progressive development of theory, methodology, and research of early mother-child interaction and attachment.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • Elsevier Science Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0444858156
  • 9780444858153

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Stagnation and Progress in Research of Early Mother-Child Interaction and Attachment (W. Koops, J.B. Hoeksma, D.C. van den Boom). 2. The development of John Bowlby's ideas on attachment: His early works (K.S. van Dijken, R. van der Veer). 3. Classical and contextual determinants of attachment security (J. Belsky). 4. The importance of early mother-infant interactional studies for child psychiatry (P. de Chateau). 5. Effects of two mother-infant intervention programs upon children's development at 7, 10 and 12 years (J.M. Riksen-Walraven, M.A.G. van Aken). 6. Attachment and intervention and quality of attachment in preterm infants (L. Wijnroks, A.F. Kalverboer). 8. Differential age-effects of brief early hospitalization (H.M.Y. Koomen, J.B. Hoeksma). 9. How is development conceptualized in mother-child interaction research? (D.C. van den Boom, J.B. Hoeksma). 10. Modelling the sensitivity-attachment hypothesis (J.B. Hoeksma et al. ). 11. The biopsychology of caretaker-infant interaction and 'early risk of deviance' (A.F. Kalverboer). 12. Between strange situations and false beliefs: Working models and theories of mind (P.L. Harris). 13. Attachment in context (R.A. Thompson). 14. A relational perspective on attachment (A. Fogel). 15. The development of attachment and attachment-related competences: a dynamic model (P. van Geert). I. A new instrument for measuring quality attachment: The California Attachment Procedure. Some preliminary results (K.A. Clarke-Stewart, F.A. Goossens, V. Allhusen). II. Low visibility of attachment-types in normal young Dutch children (P.G. Heymans). III. Maternal sensitivity and the quality of attachment of day-care and home-reared infants (E.M. Verweij-Tijsterman, J.B. Hoeksma, W. Koops). IV. Attachment and adaptation in adolescence (P. Zimmermann, K.E. Grossmann). V. Attachment in adolescence: A longitudinal perspective (P. Zimmermann et al. ). VI. Early responsivity and speechlanguage development in preterm infants (Y. van Beek, A. Verschoor). VII. Loss of control and negative behaviours in two-month-old infants in social and non-social situations (M.L. Genta, A. Brighi). VIII. Maternal regulation of visual attention in 2- to 4-month-old infants (J. Ruel). IX. Early infancy and the evolutionary theory of socialization (A. Chasiotis et al. ). X. Affective quality of mother-child interaction as a predictor of children's school achievement: Evidence for a situation specific relationship (P.F. de Jong, P.P.M. Leseman, A. can der Leij). XI. Parent-child interaction under conditions of environmental stress: Exploring the use of neural network simulations (T. Olthof). XII. The context of mother-child interaction in two urban communities in Bandung, Indonesia (J. Zevalkink et al).
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