Genetic and environmental influence on attachment disorganization.

@article{Spangler2009GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental influence on attachment disorganization.},
  author={Gottfried Spangler and Monika Johann and Zsolt R{\'o}nai and Peter H. Zimmermann},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 8},
  pages={
          952-61
        }
}
BACKGROUND Empirical studies demonstrate that maternal sensitivity is associated with attachment security in infancy, while maternal frightening/frightened behavior is related to attachment disorganization. However, attachment disorganization is also predicted by individual dispositions in infancy. Indeed, recent studies indicate a link between attachment disorganization and DRD4 gene polymorphisms, thus suggesting a genetic vulnerability for attachment disorganization. The aims of our study… CONTINUE READING

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