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  • 0 P004 New Perspectives on Practice: The Great Attachment DebateP004, Attachment, Session 2, Jerome Kagan 04.17.2011 13:09
    I don't work with the middle class caucasian population. I work with low income minority children and families although I, myself, AM white middle class. I absolutely see every day how class and culture affect development more than attachment styles and nurturing from mom. As a student of and believer in attachment theory I have to keep my assumptions in check and remind myself how much those other factors AND temperament influence development and mother-child relationships. This mis-match of temperaments between mother and child seems to have more impact on attachment and relationshp and development than any other factor. Fascinating conversation and great to hear the "other side" of the debate!
  • 0 P004 New Perspectives on Practice: The Great Attachment DebateP004: Attachment, Session 1, Alan Sroufe 04.09.2011 09:42
    Helpful information about temperament - great reminder that not all relationships that initially appear "insecure" are so! Babies come with their own temperament which combined with mother's results in a vast array of attachment styles!

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