8. Frightening Maternal Behavior, Infant Disorganization, and Risks for Psychopathology

  1. Dante Cicchetti and
  2. Glenn I. Roisman

Published Online: 1 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118036600.ch8

Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology: The Origins and Organization of Adaptation and Maladaptation, Volume 36

Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology: The Origins and Organization of Adaptation and Maladaptation, Volume 36

How to Cite

Cicchetti, D. and Roisman, G. I. (eds) (2011) Frightening Maternal Behavior, Infant Disorganization, and Risks for Psychopathology, in Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology: The Origins and Organization of Adaptation and Maladaptation, Volume 36, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118036600.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470422731

Online ISBN: 9781118036600

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Keywords:

  • adult attachment interview (AAI);
  • maltreatment;
  • frightening behavior;
  • hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA);
  • DRD4

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Mothers' Unresolved Trauma as an Antecedent of Mothers' Frightening Behavior

  • Frightening Maternal Behavior as an Antecedent of Infant Attachment Disorganization

  • Does Frightening Maternal Behavior Mediate the Link Between Mother's Unresolved Status and Infant Attachment Disorganization?

  • Stability of Frightening Maternal Behavior Over Time

  • Predicting Childhood Psychopathology from Early Experiences of Frightening and Anomalous Maternal Behavior

  • Implications for Clinical Intervention

  • Future Directions