to attachment outcome at one year. The predisposition for negative affectivity, however, can cut across social class and categories of risk, and seems to be independent of actual stressful experiences. Future studies of attachment must look for explanatory links across low- and high-risk studies, and negative affectivity may provide this conceptual bridge.
This research was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, Grant No. 5 RO1 MH 36894, Kathryn E. Barnard, Principal Investigator; and by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, to Kathryn E. Barnard, Principal Investigator. Thanks to Jan Moser, Sandra Mitchell, Maura Costello, Charlotte Henson, Diane Majerus, Mary Main, and the members of the MacArthur Network Working Group on Attachment, for their contributions to this work.
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