Is attachment transmitted across generations? The plot thickens.

@article{Shah2010IsAT,
  title={Is attachment transmitted across generations? The plot thickens.},
  author={Prachi E. Shah and Peter Fonagy and Lane Strathearn},
  journal={Clinical child psychology and psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          329-45
        }
}
  • Prachi E. Shah, Peter Fonagy, Lane Strathearn
  • Published in
    Clinical child psychology and…
    2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Studies have demonstrated a strong relation between adult attachment security, using the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), and infant security, using the Strange Situation Procedure (SSP). This suggests that a mother's representations of attachment may influence the development of her infant's attachment to her. This study both confirms and modifies that finding in a cohort of 47 first-time mothers and their infants. The AAIs were administered during the third trimester of pregnancy and the… CONTINUE READING

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