Compulsive compliance: the development of an inhibitory coping strategy in infancy.

@article{Crittenden1988CompulsiveCT,
  title={Compulsive compliance: the development of an inhibitory coping strategy in infancy.},
  author={Patricia McKinsey Crittenden and David L. DiLalla},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={1988},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={585-99}
}
This study explored the development of young children's behavioral strategies for coping with child abuse. It was hypothesized that infants exposed to the controllingness and harshness of interaction with an abusive mother would first learn to inhibit behavior disagreeable to the mother and later learn to comply with maternal demands. It was expected that this developmental change in abused children's behavior would be adaptive in the short term because it would reduce the probability of… CONTINUE READING

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