Unresolved states of mind, anomalous parental behavior, and disorganized attachment: A review and meta-analysis of a transmission gap

  title={Unresolved states of mind, anomalous parental behavior, and disorganized attachment: A review and meta-analysis of a transmission gap},
  author={Sheri Madigan and M. Bakermans-Kranenburg and M. V. van IJzendoorn and Greg Moran and D. Pederson and D. Benoit},
  journal={Attachment & Human Development},
  pages={111 - 89}
  • Sheri Madigan, M. Bakermans-Kranenburg, +3 authors D. Benoit
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Attachment & Human Development
  • Abstract The current meta-analysis examines the links between unresolved representations of attachment, anomalous parental behavior, and disorganized attachment relationships in 12 studies including 851 families. We found moderate effect sizes for the associations between unresolved states of mind and anomalous behavior (r = .26), unresolved states of mind and infant disorganized attachment relationships (r = .21), and anomalous behavior and disorganized attachment relationships (r = .34… CONTINUE READING
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