Researchers at Cardiff University in Wales find that fear in infants is a predictor of guilt in later life, and write in Development and Psychopathology about the implications of this for developmental psychopathology.
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My husband, usually a jolly and cheerful man most of the time,used to get explosive rages when our children were small. These rages were short, sharp and unpredictable and usually had something to do with his work. These explosions of anger didn’t last long but they left all of our children traumatised in some way. They are grown up now but I can see how they have left a mark on them. Our oldest son is permanently suffering from guilt and insecurity, our daughter blanks out if somone speaks loudly and unexpectedly to her and our younger son suffers from anxiety and finds it difficult to get close to people. I am sure it is due to their father’s erratic behaviour when they were small.