Psychology Presentations

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

6-2009

Abstract

This study evaluated whether certain maternal states of mind, as assessed by the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), would lead to more similarities/differences in maternal behaviors across multiple infants, as defined by the domains of the Maternal Behavior Q-Sort. Results indicated that “unresolved” maternal states of mind incline mothers to behave more similarly with their two infants than mothers with non-autonomous or autonomous states of mind in terms of responsiveness and affect sharing behaviors.

Notes

Presented at the Meetings of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, California in June 2009.


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