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Burmenskaya, Galina V.

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Publications by Burmenskaya, Galina V.

Burmenskaya G.V. (2009). Child's Attachment to Mother as the Basis of Mental Development Typology. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 2, 385-403

The article shows the role of the attachment system (child-mother interactions) in development of a wide spectrum of individual personality characteristics. Emotional attachment of the child to mother is considered as a complicated system of internal regulation and a basis of typology of mental development. Results of a series of empirical studies show the connection between the type of attachment, formed at the early stages of child development, and characteristics of his/her autonomy, consciousness (self-concept and self-esteem) and empathy in preschool and middle childhood.

DOI:  10.11621/pir.2009.0019
Pages:  385-403
ThemesFamily psychology / Developmental psychology
Keywords:  attachment, typology of mental development, autonomy, self-concept, self-esteem, empathy, preschool and middle childhood.