Maternal sensitivity during distressing tasks: a unique predictor of attachment security.

@article{Leerkes2011MaternalSD,
  title={Maternal sensitivity during distressing tasks: a unique predictor of attachment security.},
  author={Esther M. Leerkes},
  journal={Infant behavior & development},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={443-6}
}
The extent to which maternal sensitivity during a non-arousing free play task and during distressing tasks at 6 months predicted infant-mother attachment security was examined. When considered simultaneously, only maternal sensitivity during distressing tasks predicted subsequent attachment security. Infant temperament was unrelated to attachment security. 

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