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The same process of the brutalization of affectional bonds can arise without the experience of physical harm, when the individual is forced to witness an attachment figure undergoing battering. The experience of shame and humiliation, followed by rage and a thirst for revenge, appear strikingly similar, regardless of whether the person is the victim of the THE DEVELOPMENTAL ROOTS OF VIOLENCE IN THE FAILURE OF MENTALIZATION 41 battering or a witness. The family is not always involved in the brutalization.

The characteristics of attachment narratives that raters look for as evidence of high RF include awareness of the nature of mental states (such as the opaqueness of mental states), explicit efforts to tease out the mental states underlying behaviour, recognition of the developmental aspects of mental states, and showing awareness of mental states in relation to the interviewer. There was a strong relationship between scores on the RF scale and the Strange Situation behaviour of infants (Ainsworth et al.

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