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Mothers’ Representations of Their Own Attachment Histories Predict Future Children’s Developing Attachment Patterns. Difficulties in measuring quality of representation Potential covariates that could account for this relation (e.g., shoe size + height footprint Educational status IQ SES

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Mothers’ Representations of Their Own Attachment Histories Predict Future Children’s Developing Attachment Patterns

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Difficulties in measuring quality of representation
  • Potential covariates that could account for this relation (e.g., shoe size + height footprint
    • Educational status
    • IQ
    • SES
  • Potential mediators of this relation
    • Maternal behavior
    • Choice of alternate caregivers
    • Stability of environment
  • Importance of relation between mental representations and infant attachment behavior
    • Models of mind transmitted intergenerationally
    • Development of models of mind dependent on environment, not genetics, specifically, relationship to caregiver
    • Infant attachment patterns are markers of future psychopathology (Anarcissism, antisocial, Cborderline, depression, Dborderline, trauma)
brief overview of categories of attachment
Brief Overview of Categories of Attachment
  • Child
    • B—secure
    • A—anxious-avoidant
    • C—anxious-resistant
  • Adult
    • F—autonomous
    • Ds—dismissing
    • E—preoccupied
  • Disorganized attachment
    • Child-D—disorganized
    • Adult-U—unresolved
mechanisms of influence
Mechanisms of Influence
  • F—free to pay attention to child’s attachment concerns
  • Ds—dismissal of child’s attachment needs (rejection)
  • E—inconsistent, confused responses to child’s attachment needs
fonagy article prenatal assessment predicts infant attachment at 12 months
Fonagy Article—Prenatal Assessment Predicts Infant Attachment at 12 Months
  • Prospective rather than retrospective or concurrent study
  • No contamination of effects of infant attachment on mother’s mental representation
  • Concordances
    • Secure  secure (75%)
    • Insecure  insecure (73%)
    • Ds—F—EA—B—C (66%)
    • Ds  A, FB, EA or C
  • Discordances
    • FA or C (24%)
    • Ds or EB (27%)
    • Possible reasons
    • Secure mothers not really secure
      • ↓Anger
      • ↑Idealization
    • Infants mostly of C2 subtype
    • No explanation given for insecure secure (moderating role of father?)

Poor adjustment to idea of motherhood  temporary changes in aspects of IWM  behaviors consistent with C patterns

levine article
Levine Article
  • Prenatal assessment of maternal attachment, object representation predicts infant attachment at 15 months
    • Perceiving future child as whole, separate, differentiated would allow mother to meet attachment needs more adequately
    • Level of object representation quality of attachment representation
    • Both measures related to infant attachment
    • Mention Q-sort data- overlap between two constructs ( .90 Spearman-Brown correlation)
frank article
Frank Article
  • Prenatal fantasy representations of mothers predict infant attachment at 14 months
    • Administered Rorschach during pregnancy
      • Concept of primary-process integration (PPI)
        • Defense demand (DD)
        • Defense effectiveness (DE)
        • DD x DE = PPI
      • “Controlled freedom” measure, ΨFlexibility in interpreting infant cues, adaptation to shifts in infant relatedness, integrate range of affects without undue disruption in ability to attend to cues
    • ↑PPI → B attachment
    • ↑ maternal themes → B attachment
    • Emotional experiences not disavowed or distorted (minimized or maximized)
goodman article
Goodman Article
  • Perceptions of future infant predict infant attachment at 12 months
    • Mediational model
      • Exposure  Representation  Attachment
    • Additive model
      • Exposure + Representation  Attachment
    • Representation measured in two parts:
      • Anticipated difference
      • Degree of bothersomeness
    • Results
      • ↓ Exposure + ↑ Bother  ↑ Contact
      • ↑ Exposure + ↓ Bother  ↑ Differences  ↑ Avoidance
      • ↑ Children + ↑ Exposure  ↑ Disorganization
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Mothers comfortable with their own negative affects will feel more comfortable with infants. Negative affects respond more sensitively than moms who dismiss or deny negative affects
  • Mothers who idealize become disillusioned when reality hits and respond insensitively to their infants
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