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ABSTRACT:This article reviews the studies using or validating the Alarm Distress Baby Scale (ADBB; A. Guedeney & J. Fermanian, 2001) withindifferent countries, different populations, and different settings. After a brief summary of the theoretical backgrounds of infant social behavior, theresults of the main controlled and methodologically comparable studies are summarized and discussed. Second, the results of some observationalstudies as well as different models of factor analysis are presented. The modified, five-item ADBB (m-ADBB) Scale is described. Finally, perspectivesfor future research and training are presented
Expert’s note: Review article that allows a global view of the concept of relational withdrawal, the state of research on the validity of the ADBB in the state of research in 2013, to know also the different countries that work with this tool and the needs in future research.