The reformulation of emotional security theory: the role of children's social defense in developmental psychopathology.

  title={The reformulation of emotional security theory: the role of children's social defense in developmental psychopathology.},
  author={P. Davies and M. Martin},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  volume={25 4 Pt 2},
  • P. Davies, M. Martin
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Development and psychopathology
  • Although children's security in the context of the interparental relationship has been identified as a key explanatory mechanism in pathways between family discord and child psychopathology, little is known about the inner workings of emotional security as a goal system. Thus, the objective of this paper is to describe how our reformulation of emotional security theory within an ethological and evolutionary framework may advance the characterization of the architecture and operation of… CONTINUE READING
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