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Antecedents & Consequences of Infant-Caregiver Attachment

Cooke, J. E., Racine, R. Plamondon, A., Tough, S., Madigan, S. (2019). Maternal adverse childhood experiences, attachment style, and mental health: Pathways of transmission to child behavior problems. Child Abuse & Neglect, 93, 27-37.


Brumariu, L. E., Madigan, S., Giuseppone, K. R., Abtahi, M. M. & Kerns, K. A. (2018) The Security Scale as a measure of attachment: meta-analytic evidence of validity. Attachment & Human Development, 20 (6), 600-625.


Verhage, M. L., Fearon, R. P., Schuengel, C. , van IJzendoorn, M. H., Bakermans‐Kranenburg, M. J., Madigan, S., et al. (2018). Examining Ecological Constraints on the Intergenerational Transmission of Attachment Via Individual Participant Data Meta‐analysis. Child Development, 89, 2023-2037.


Madigan, S., Brumariu, L. E., Villani, V., Atkinson, L., Lyons-Ruth, K. (2016). Representational and questionnaire measures of attachment: A meta-analysis of relations to child internalizing and externalizing problems. Psychological Bulletin, 142 (4), 367-399.


Madigan, S.,Vaillancourt, K., Plamondon, A., & McKibbon, A. & Benoit, D. (2016). The developmental course of unresolved/disorganized states of mind in a sample of adolescents transitioning into parenthood. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 48, 19-31. 


Madigan, S. , Hawkins, E. , Plamondon, A. , Moran, G. and Benoit, D. (2015). Maternal representations and infant attachment: An examination of the prototype hypothesis. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36, 459-468.

Madigan, S., Ladd, M., & Goldberg, S. (2003). A picture is worth a thousand words: Children's representations of family as indicators of early attachment, Attachment & Human Development, 5 (1), 19-37.


Madigan, S., Goldberg, S., Moran, G., & Pederson, D. R. (2004). Naïve observers' perceptions of family drawings by 7-year-olds with disorganized attachment histories, Attachment & Human Development, 6 (3), 223-239.


Madigan, S., Moran, G., Pederson, D. R. (2006). Unresolved states of mind, disorganized attachment relationships, and disrupted interactions of adolescent mothers and their infants. Developmental Psychology, 42(2), 293-304. 


Madigan, S., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Van Ijzendoorn, M. H., Moran, G., Pederson, D. R. & Benoit, D. (2006). Unresolved states of mind, anomalous parental behavior, and disorganized attachment: A review and meta-analysis of a transmission gap. Attachment & Human Development, 8(2), 89-111.


Madigan, S., Hawkins, E., Goldberg, S., & Benoit, D. (2006). Reduction of Disrupted Caregiver Behavior Using Modified interaction Guidance. Infant Mental Health Journal, 27, 509 - 527.


Madigan, S., Moran, G., Schuengel, C., Pederson, D., & Otten, R. (2007). Unresolved maternal attachment representations, disrupted maternal behavior and disorganized attachment in infancy: Links to toddler behavior problems. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines, 48, 1042-50.


Madigan, S. , Benoit, D. and Boucher, C. (2011), Exploration of the links among fathers' unresolved states of mind with respect to attachment, atypical paternal behavior, and disorganized infant–father attachment. Infant Mental Health Journal, 32, 286-304.


Madigan, S., Voci, S., & Benoit, D. (2011). Stability of atypical caregiver behaviors over six years and associations with disorganized infant–caregiver attachment. Attachment & Human Development, 13(3), 237-252.


Madigan, S., Vaillancourt, K., McKibbon, A., & Benoit, D. (2012). The reporting of maltreatment experiences during the Adult Attachment Interview in a sample of pregnant adolescents. Attachment & Human Development, 14(2), 119-143.

Madigan, S., Atkinson, L., Laurin, K., & Benoit, D. (2013). Attachment and internalizing behavior in early childhood: a meta-analysis. Developmental psychology, 49 4, 672-89 .

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