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The attachment working models concept: Among other things, we build script-like representations of secure base experiences
Abstract Mental representations are of central importance in attachment theory. Most often conceptualized in terms of working models, ideas about mental representation have helped guide bothExpand
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Cognitive underpinnings of narrative attachment assessment.
Traditional story completion methods used to examine attachment representations in childhood draw heavily on socially significant content and clinical judgment. Using these methods withExpand
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Narrative assessment of attachment representations: Links between secure base scripts and adolescent attachment
Abstract We explored the notion that adolescents possess mental secure base scripts of attachment-related events and examined, for the first time, whether these scripts were linked to adolescentExpand
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John Bowlby was a thorough and imaginative scholar. He was also farsighted in his plans for attachment theory. In evolutionary and controlsystems theories, he saw useful alternatives toExpand
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Caregiving antecedents of secure base script knowledge: a comparative analysis of young adult attachment representations.
Based on a subsample (N = 673) of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) cohort, this article reports data from a follow-up assessment at age 18 years on the antecedentsExpand
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The quality of maternal secure-base scripts predicts children's secure-base behavior at home in three sociocultural groups
The secure-base phenomenon is central to the Bowlby/Ainsworth theory of attachment and is also central to the assessment of attachment across the lifespan. The present study tested whether mothers'Expand
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Memory development in adolescence: Relationships between metamemory, strategy use, and performance
Abstract Eighth and tenth grade students were asked to study and recall a list of paired associates. The word pairs were available either throughout an 8 sec per word study period or only at theExpand
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The phenomenology of false memories: episodic content and confidence.
Three experiments investigated the phenomenology of false memories in J. D. Bransford and J. J. Frank's (1971) semantic integration paradigm using Remember-Know judgments and confidence ratings.Expand
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A, B Seeing: The Role of Constructive Processes in Children's Comprehension Monitoring.
Using E. M. Markman's (1977, 1979) comprehension-monitoring paradigm, 192 skilled and less skilled readers from 3rd and 6th grade read stories containing inconsistent information. Half of theExpand
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Secure base representations in middle childhood across two Western cultures: Associations with parental attachment representations and maternal reports of behavior problems.
Recent work examining the content and organization of attachment representations suggests that 1 way in which we represent the attachment relationship is in the form of a cognitive script. This workExpand
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