ERIC Number: EJ362250
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Developmental Origins of Moral Masochism: A Failure-to-Thrive Toddler's Interactions with Mother.
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, v11 n3 p319-30 1987
A failure-to-thrive 30-month-old was observed in interaction with his unempathic mother, showing the pathological consequences of his openness to social influences (i.e., the child's attachment to a sadistic mother could later produce masochistic tendencies which could be reenacted to reproduce the feelings associated with mother's affection). (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Special Issue: Festschrift to Brandt F. Steele.