Hidden regulators in attachment, separation, and loss.

  title={Hidden regulators in attachment, separation, and loss.},
  author={M. Hofer},
  journal={Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development},
  volume={59 2-3},
  • M. Hofer
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
  • Love and grief, two of the most intense and complex human emotions, have their origins in the infant's attachment to her parents and in her responses to separation from them. In early development, when these responses are first evident, we have no descriptions of the inner experience of these emotions and no verbal assessment measures to guide us in our research. In this regard, studies of human infants are no different from research with young animals; we must use observations of behavior and… CONTINUE READING
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