Derailed Infant Attachment Index


"...the loss of mother-figure...
is capable of generating responses and processes
that are of the greatest interest in psychopathology...
a blockage in the capacity to make deep relationships,
such as is present in affectionless and psychopathic personalities.

(John Bowlby: "Attachment", First Edition 1969, page XIII)



This literature index deals with the derailment of attachment in infancy.



Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

According to, RAD children


RAD Literature:


General behavior rules in German society correspond to RAD children characteristics:



Disorganized/Unresolved Attachment



German Childrearing

"...they frequently failed to notice their infants or respond to their signals, and rarely initiated interactions with them.
In other words, they behaved in a way that suggested that they did not have an ongoing social or emotional relationship with their infant, apart from meeting some instrumental needs.
At its extreme, such a lack of relational involvement constitutes emotional neglect.
" (Bailey, Moran, Pederson, & Bento, 2007)




Literature on Attachment in General


Attachment Literature from older Psychoanalysis concepts



Literature on Developmental Approach to Attachment



Nineteen Eighty-Four



Avoidant/Dismissing Attachment


Germany and Russia have a high percentage of avoidant attachments


Consequences of avoidant attachments


Literature on Avoidant Attachment



Attachment Links



Psychopath Index

Brown/Elliott, Attachment Disturbances in Adults, p.208: "...Sweden. All offenders were given the Hare Psychopathic Checklist... Dismissing attachment was overrepresented in this sample: 64%..."

DSM-5 proposed definition the Antisocial/Psychopathic Type:

"Individuals who resemble this personality disorder type seek power over others and will manipulate, exploit, deceive, con, or otherwise take advantage, in order to inflict harm or to achieve their goals. An arrogant, self-centered, and entitled attitude is pervasive, along with callousness and little empathy for others' needs or feelings. Rights, property, or safety of others is disregarded, with little or no remorse or guilt if others are harmed. Emotional expression is mostly limited to irritability, anger, and hostility; acknowledgement and articulation of other emotions, such as love or anxiety, are rare. There is little insight into motivations and an impaired ability to consider alternative interpretations of experience." (Andrew Lobaczewski), 2008:

"Like a color blind man incapable of distinguishing red from green, a small minority of the human population cannot experience or fully comprehend the normal range of human emotions. And like those color blind who may conceal their condition by using the correct words while not understanding their meaning (e.g., the top traffic light is "red", the bottom is "green") - so does this minority conceal their condition by playacting an emotion's exterior signs (facial expressions, exclamations, body language). However, they do not actually experience the emotion in question."

The Psychopathic Mind - Origins, Dynamics, and Treatment, page 91 (J. Reid Meloy), 2002:

Alice Miller:

Juergen Ruesch + Weldon Kees, "Nonverbal Communication", 1961:


Psychopathy Source Texts


Psychopathy Derived Texts


Psychopathy Hijacked Texts


Strategies of a Psychopath


Hitler, the Psychopath

For an authoritarian state the individual counts only as a contributing member. The authoritarian state alone knows what is good for the state, does not need any help of the individual and does not need the individual to be intelligent and/or gregarious. The authoritarian state wants a willing member, and does not want his members to socialize/to associate with each other, because if they group together it would make them harder to govern/control.

The personal well-being of an individual is not relevant/important for the state. Dating back to the Prussian harsh child training of future soldiers, the Nazi ideal of the emotionally unavailable mother fulfils these requirements. Emotional unavailability constitutes child abuse, and it causes insecure, avoidant attachment with all the ramifications.


Psychopathy in Fiction Novels


Psychopathy in Movies