Brief Separation and Communication between Infant and Mother

  • Carl M. Corter
Part of the Advances in the Study of Communication and Affect book series (ASCA, volume 3)


This chapter deals with the behavior of 10-month-old infants while they are away from their mothers for brief periods in a number of laboratory situations. Before presenting the results, I will set the background with a discussion of two general topics: first, the nature of separation and second, the relation between responses to brief separation and attachment.


Attachment Behavior Adjoining Room Separation Distress Separation Response Attachment Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl M. Corter
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  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Erindale CollegeUniversity of TorontoMississaugaCanada

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