Other Domains of Interaction

  • Hugh Lytton


The individual action verbs coded for child and parents can be broken down in many different ways. Thus, verbs indicating proximity seeking and attention seeking were grouped together to form the attachment system. Any action that also had the attribute of demonstrating compliance or noncompliance with the parents’ wishes was counted as a component of the compliance system. But in addition to these groupings, and partly overlapping with them, an exhaustive superordinate classification system incorporating all actions was also established. This classified child, mother, or father actions on an a priori basis into seven categories (see Table 3). The two categories that this section explores are the child’s positively and negatively toned actions.


Positive Action Negative Action Child Variable Father Rating Motoric Discharge 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh Lytton
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  1. 1.The University of CalgaryCanada

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