publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Towards an architecture of attachment disorganization: John Bowlby’s published and unpublished reflections

Judith Solomon; Robbie Duschinsky; Lianne Bakkum; Carlo Schuengel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
This article examines the construct of disorganized attachment originally proposed by Main and Solomon (1990), developing some new conjectures based on inspiration from a largely-unknown source: John Bowlby’s unpublished texts, housed at the Wellcome Trust Library Archive in London (with permission from the Bowlby family). We explore Bowlby’s discussions of disorganized attachment, which he understood from the perspective of ethological theories of conflict behavior. Bowlby’s reflections regarding differences among the behaviors used to code disorganized attachment will be used to explore distinctions that may underlie the structure of the current coding system....
Subjects
free text keywords: Attachment, Bowlby, conflict behavior, disorganization, fear, Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2735, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3203, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2738, Special Section: The Clinical Application of Attachment Theory and Research - Part 4, Attachment theory, Psychology, Architecture, Psychoanalysis, Coding system, Social psychology, Unknown Source, Affectional bond, Developmental Science
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Abrams K. Y.Rifkin A.Hesse E. (2006). Examining the role of parental frightened/frightening subtypes in predicting disorganized attachment within a brief observational procedure. Development and Psychopathology, 18, 345–361.16600058 [PubMed]

Ainsworth M. D. S.Blehar M.Waters E.Wall S. (2015). Patterns of attachment: A psychological study of the strange situation. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. (Original work published 1978)

Ainsworth M. D. S.Wittig B. A. (1969). Attachment and exploratory behavior of one year olds in a strange situation. In Foss B. M. (Ed.), Determinants of infant behavior (Vol. 4, pp. 113–136). London, England: Methuen.

Beebe B.Lachmann F. M. (2014). The origins of attachment: Infant research and adult treatment. London, England: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315858067 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Bowlby J. (1940). The Influence of Early Environment in the Development of Neurosis and Neurotic Character. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 21, 154–178.

Bowlby J. (1951). Maternal care and mental health Geneva: WHO Report 57. [OpenAIRE]

Bowlby J. (1956). Remarks in discussion. In Tanner J. M.Inhelder B. (Eds.), Discussions on child development (Vol. 2, pp. 171). London, England: Tavistock.

Bowlby J. (1958). Can I leave my baby? London, England: The National Association for Mental Health.

Bowlby J. (1960 a). Separation anxiety. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 41, 89–113.13803480 [PubMed]

Bowlby J. (1960 b). Symposium on “Psycho-Analysis and Ethology.” International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 41, 313–317.

Bowlby J. (1961). Processes of mourning. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 42, 317–340.13872076 [PubMed]

Bowlby J. (1969 a). Affectional bonds: Their nature and origin. In Freeman H. (Ed.), Progress in mental health (pp. 319–327). London, England: J. & A. Churchill.

Bowlby J. (1969 b). Attachment (1st ed.). London, England: Penguin.

Bowlby J. (1973). Separation: Anxiety and anger. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Bowlby J. (1980). Loss. New York, NY: Basic Books.

75 references, page 1 of 5
Abstract
This article examines the construct of disorganized attachment originally proposed by Main and Solomon (1990), developing some new conjectures based on inspiration from a largely-unknown source: John Bowlby’s unpublished texts, housed at the Wellcome Trust Library Archive in London (with permission from the Bowlby family). We explore Bowlby’s discussions of disorganized attachment, which he understood from the perspective of ethological theories of conflict behavior. Bowlby’s reflections regarding differences among the behaviors used to code disorganized attachment will be used to explore distinctions that may underlie the structure of the current coding system....
Subjects
free text keywords: Attachment, Bowlby, conflict behavior, disorganization, fear, Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2735, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3203, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2738, Special Section: The Clinical Application of Attachment Theory and Research - Part 4, Attachment theory, Psychology, Architecture, Psychoanalysis, Coding system, Social psychology, Unknown Source, Affectional bond, Developmental Science
75 references, page 1 of 5

Abrams K. Y.Rifkin A.Hesse E. (2006). Examining the role of parental frightened/frightening subtypes in predicting disorganized attachment within a brief observational procedure. Development and Psychopathology, 18, 345–361.16600058 [PubMed]

Ainsworth M. D. S.Blehar M.Waters E.Wall S. (2015). Patterns of attachment: A psychological study of the strange situation. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. (Original work published 1978)

Ainsworth M. D. S.Wittig B. A. (1969). Attachment and exploratory behavior of one year olds in a strange situation. In Foss B. M. (Ed.), Determinants of infant behavior (Vol. 4, pp. 113–136). London, England: Methuen.

Beebe B.Lachmann F. M. (2014). The origins of attachment: Infant research and adult treatment. London, England: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315858067 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Bowlby J. (1940). The Influence of Early Environment in the Development of Neurosis and Neurotic Character. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 21, 154–178.

Bowlby J. (1951). Maternal care and mental health Geneva: WHO Report 57. [OpenAIRE]

Bowlby J. (1956). Remarks in discussion. In Tanner J. M.Inhelder B. (Eds.), Discussions on child development (Vol. 2, pp. 171). London, England: Tavistock.

Bowlby J. (1958). Can I leave my baby? London, England: The National Association for Mental Health.

Bowlby J. (1960 a). Separation anxiety. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 41, 89–113.13803480 [PubMed]

Bowlby J. (1960 b). Symposium on “Psycho-Analysis and Ethology.” International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 41, 313–317.

Bowlby J. (1961). Processes of mourning. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 42, 317–340.13872076 [PubMed]

Bowlby J. (1969 a). Affectional bonds: Their nature and origin. In Freeman H. (Ed.), Progress in mental health (pp. 319–327). London, England: J. & A. Churchill.

Bowlby J. (1969 b). Attachment (1st ed.). London, England: Penguin.

Bowlby J. (1973). Separation: Anxiety and anger. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Bowlby J. (1980). Loss. New York, NY: Basic Books.

75 references, page 1 of 5
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