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Old and new internal working models of attachment: the organization of feelings and language.
Attach Hum Dev. 1999 Dec; 1(3):253-69.AH

Abstract

Old internal working models of attachment are based on the organization of feelings and behavior which develop on the basis of parents' sensitivity to infants' and young children's attachment and exploratory needs. New internal working models reflect the process of language discourses with older and wiser conversation partners during the many subsequent years of immaturity. It is proposed that successful linguistic co-construction of internal coherence of attachment emotions and their external correspondence may lead to secure states of mind even in cases of less than optimal early attachment experiences--and vice versa. Attachment theory needs to address the problem of how early secure or insecure organizations of attachment emotions interact with the later construction of mature internal working models through language discourse with others, and with what emotional outcome. This would help to solve the theoretical paradox between continuity--unchangeable determinism from early infancy--and non-continuity--irrelevancy of early attachment experiences for later states of mind.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institut fuer Psychologie, Universitaet Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg, Germany. Klaus.Grossmann@psychologie.uni-regensburg.de

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11708226

Citation

Grossmann, K E.. "Old and New Internal Working Models of Attachment: the Organization of Feelings and Language." Attachment & Human Development, vol. 1, no. 3, 1999, pp. 253-69.
Grossmann KE. Old and new internal working models of attachment: the organization of feelings and language. Attach Hum Dev. 1999;1(3):253-69.
Grossmann, K. E. (1999). Old and new internal working models of attachment: the organization of feelings and language. Attachment & Human Development, 1(3), 253-69.
Grossmann KE. Old and New Internal Working Models of Attachment: the Organization of Feelings and Language. Attach Hum Dev. 1999;1(3):253-69. PubMed PMID: 11708226.
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