Eerste vereisten voor de ontwikkeling van hechting en omkeerbaarheid van gedisorganiseerde en atyptische hechtingspatronen. Een studie mbt adoptie
02 / 2005 - 10 / 2010
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)
A central assumption in attachment theory is that children develop an attachment relationship during the first year of life, based on their daily interactions with parents or caregivers. However, little is known about the prerequisites for the development of attachment relationships, and about the reversibility of disorganized and atypical patterns of attachment when normal development of attachment is compromised. In this adoption study, these topics are studied through a 'natural experiment', involving children adopted after their first birthday. Two matched groups from different backgrounds are examined: children adopted from orphanages and children adopted from foster homes.