Preschoolers' changing conceptions of their mothers: A social‐cognitive study of mother–child attachment

Robert S. Marvin, Mark T. Greenberg

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Abstract

The ability to agree on plans for reunion seems to be instrumental in facilitating comfortable separations between mothers and late‐preschool–aged children. This development in patterns of separation behavior is interpreted in terms of symbolic‐thought development and the increased sense of importance of abstract plans for behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-60
Number of pages14
JournalNew directions for child and adolescent development
Volume1982
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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