Attachment relationships among children with aggressive behavior problems: the role of disorganized early attachment patterns.

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This article reviews recent attachment-related studies of early aggression. That aggressive behavior toward peers is related to disorganized or controlling patterns of attachment behavior toward parents but not to avoidant or ambivalent patterns. Longitudinal attachment studies indicate that risk factors identified in cross-sectional studies of aggressive… (More)

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@article{LyonsRuth1996AttachmentRA, title={Attachment relationships among children with aggressive behavior problems: the role of disorganized early attachment patterns.}, author={Karlen Lyons-Ruth}, journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology}, year={1996}, volume={64 1}, pages={64-73} }