Do early caregiving experiences leave an enduring or transient mark on developmental adaptation?

R. Chris Fraley, Glenn I. Roisman

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Abstract

There are vast individual differences in the ways in which people approach close relationships. Where do these differences come from? According to developmental perspectives, including attachment theory, these differences are rooted in people's interpersonal experiences, starting with their earliest relationships. In the present review we outline alternative models on whether and how early experiences with primary caregivers shape developmental adaptation. We also review recent empirical data which suggests that, at least in some domains, early experiences can leave an enduring mark on psychological development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-106
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Volume1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

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