Attachment experiences transformed into language.

  title={Attachment experiences transformed into language.},
  author={Evan H. Appelman},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={70 2},
This exploratory study examined the linguistic components of adults' narratives on their attachment experiences, focusing on the process of transformation of the nonverbal experience into language. Securely attached mothers were found to differ significantly from insecurely attached mothers on cognitive ability to connect between experience and language. Results support the notion that language becomes the dynamic tool through which the individual negotiates meaning and transforms the nonverbal… CONTINUE READING