Facing Separation

Emotional consequences of separation / problems resulting from separation:

  • Bowlby, J. (1973). Separation: Anxiety & Anger. Attachment and Loss (vol. 2); (International psycho-analytical library no.95). London: Hogarth Press. 
  • Winnicott, D. W. (1965). Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment: Studies in the Theory of Emotional Development London: Hogarth Press
  • Rutter, M. (1971). Parent-child separation: psychological effects on the children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 12, p. 233 – 256.
  • Panksepp, J. (2012). The Archeology of Mind: neuroevolutionary origins of human emotions. New York, Norton.
  • Bowlby, J. (1973). Separation: Anxiety & Anger. Attachment and Loss (vol. 2); (International psycho-analytical library no.95). London: Hogarth Press.
  • Ainsworth, M. and Bowlby, J. (1965). Child Care and the Growth of Love. Penguin Books.
  • Dollard, J. L., Doob, W., Miller, N.E., Mowrer, O.H. and Sears, R.R. (1939). Frustration and Aggression. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Ainsworth, M. (1978). Patterns of Attachment: A Psychological Study of the Strange Situation Erlbaum

Defensive consequences of separation:

  • Bowlby, J. (1980). Loss: Sadness & Depression. Attachment and Loss (vol. 3); (International psycho-analytical library no.109). London: Hogarth Press.
  • Ainsworth, M. and Bowlby, J. (1965). Child Care and the Growth of Love. Penguin Books.
  • Ainsworth, M. (1978). Patterns of Attachment: A Psychological Study of the Strange Situation Erlbaum

The relationship with the caregiver and future parental behaviour (having authoritative rather than authoritarian or uninvolved parents reported greater psychological well-being in midlife, especially men):

  • Rothrauff, T.C., Cooney, T.M., An, J,S. (2009). Remembered parenting styles and adjustment in middle and late adulthood. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci., 64:137–146.