Pairing Attachment Theory and Social Learning Theory in Video-Feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Learning




Femmie Juffer, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn

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Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) is a social-learning and attachment-based intervention using video feedback to support sensitive parenting and at the same time setting firm limits. Empirical studies and meta-analyses have shown that sensitive parenting is the key determinant to promote secure child-parent attachment relationships and that adequate parental discipline contributes to fewer behavior problems in children. Building on this evidence, VIPP-SD has been tested in various populations of at-risk parents and vulnerable children (in the age range of zero to six years), as well as in the context of child care. In twelve randomized controlled trials including 1116 parents and caregivers, VIPP-SD proved to be effective in promoting sensitive caregiving, while positive social-emotional child outcomes were also found. (author abstract)

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Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & van, I. J. M. H. (2017). Pairing attachment theory and social learning theory in video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting. Current Opinion in Psychology, 15, 189-194.
doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.03.012
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Femmie Juffer


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