The emergence of the disorganized/disoriented (D) attachment classification, 1979-1982, History of Psychology, 18(1): 32–46. describing themselves as killing a person with a thought). [45] Main has explained that "while the content of an individual's life history cannot change, it can be told or reconstructed in many differing ways". Main, M., & Solomon, J. Their parents’ behaviour is unpredictable, so no organized strategy allows them to feel safe and Contributors report on the social, psychological, and biological contributions to disorganization. ), Attachment Across the Life Cycle (pp. In J. Cassidy & P.R. Adult attachment scoring and classification system. New York: Guilford Press. Welcome back. Hesse, E., & Main, M. (2000). She is internationally recognized for her pioneering research in attachment and caregiving, including (with Mary Main) the discovery and delineation of the disorganized attachment classification group and the first longitudinal study of infants in separated and divorced families. 121–160). Type C attachments were insecure and resistant. (2004). Main and Cassidy developed a set of thematic headings for the various forms of disorganized/disoriented behavior. Mary Sykes Wylie and Lynn Turner When attachment theory was blossoming, it didn’t provide an accompanying toolbox of tactics and techniques, though it did offer a new therapeutic attitude, justifying deep, soul-felt work, which offered a genuinely new beginning … Hesse, E. (2008). *p.1091: “The same average parent-to-child, secure/insecure match of 75% holds even when the … ), Adult attachment scoring and classification system. Hesse, E. (1996) Discourse, memory, and the Adult Attachment Interview: A note with emphasis on the emerging Cannot Classify category, Infant Mental Health Journal, 17(1), 4-11; Hesse, E., & Main, M. (2002). [26], The image of parental frightening behavior as a causal pathway to disorganized infant attachment has captured the imagination of clinicians and social workers, and has sometimes led to the misuse of the concept of disorganized/disoriented attachment in screening for maltreatment. Carefully compiled by an editorial partnership which spans both sides of the Atlantic, this new six-volume major work seeks to bring together for the first time important original papers on the subject of Attachment, making it an invaluable resource for all mental health professionals, from psychology, medicine, psychiatry, nursing, counselling, and all modalities of psychotherapy. Unpublished manuscript, University of California at Berkeley. Insecure-avoidance is coded using a 1–7 scale for 'avoidance', which Mary Ainsworth and Mary Main worked on together. Start by marking “Attachment Disorganization” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The Circle of Security intervention provides group-based psychotherapy and attachment theory-based education to parents. As such, infants coded as disorganized/disoriented are also given a secondary A, B or C classification. [14] For example, this classification in infancy has been found associated with school-age externalising problem behavior,[15] indices of dissociation in adolescence[16] and development of post-traumatic stress symptoms following trauma exposure. The security of attachment in one- to two-year-olds were investigated using the strange situation paradigm, in order to determine the nature of attachment behaviors and styles of attachment.Ainsworth developed an experimental procedure in order to observe the variety of attachment forms exhibited between mothers and infants.The experiment is set up in a small room with one way glass so the behavior of the infant can be observed covertly. The emergence of the disorganized/disoriented (D) attachment classification, 1979-1982, History of Psychology 18(1): 32–46. She is the developer of the Adult attachment interview. Main, M. (1977). As the attachment system demands that the infant seek protection from the attachment figure when alarmed: "an infant who is frightened by the attachment figure is presented with a paradoxical problem – namely, an attachment figure who is at once the source of and the solution to its alarm. (2008). Unlike the Strange Situation which assesses an infant's attachment security to a particular person, the Adult Attachment Interview does not assess attachment security with respect to any specific past or current relationship, but instead an individual's overall state of mind with respect to attachment. To analyze this, Bowlby resumes studies that he previously did for the American psychologist Mary Ainsworth, who observed different interactions between mother and child under a standardized procedure that’s known as the Strange Situation. [22] This point has been little recognised. Main, M., & Stadtman, J. *p.1091: “The same average parent-to-child, secure/insecure match of 75% holds even when the … In H. Steele & M. Steele (Eds. Frightened, threatening, and dissociative behavior in low-risk samples: Description, discussion and interpretations, Development and Psychopathology, 18, 309-343. Main, M., & Hesse, E. (1990). This groundbreaking volume brings together eminent researchers and clinicians to present current, original theory and data on the nature of disorganized attachment, its etiology, and its sequelae. The interface between attachment and intersubjectivity: Perspective from the longitudinal study of disorganized attachment, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 26(4), 595-616; Lyons-Ruth, K., Bureau, J.-F., Easterbrooks, M., Obsuth, I., Hennighausen, K., & Vulliez-Coady, L. (2013). The interviewees may claim to have had positive attachment relationships and experiences but provide unconvincing or contradictory evidence to support this, or acknowledge negative experiences but insist these experiences have had little effect or only made them stronger. New York: Plenum. Mary Main is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Version 7.2. In J. Cassidy & P.R. [49] AAI transcripts involving definitive examples of such lapses are classified 'unresolved/disorganized'. So in 1982, she created the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) to study the adults, releasing results 1984-96. Mary Main is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. New this month: Scandal rocks an elite British boarding school in The Divines. Greenberg, D. Cicchetti & E.M. Cummings (Eds. ), Attachment in the preschool years: Theory, research and intervention (pp. The ultimate causation of some infant attachment phenomena. During her year with Karin and Klaus Grossmann at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in 1977, Main interacted with various biologists, evolutionary theorists and ethologists, including Richard Dawkins and Robert Hinde, who influenced her thinking. Main, M., & Hesse, E. (1990). For example, secure-autonomous parents have been found to be more responsive to their infants than parents with a dismissing or preoccupied attachment state of mind. "Perhaps this singular piece of apparent stupidity may be accounted for by the circumstance that this reptile has no enemy whatever on shore, whereas at sea it must often fall prey to the numerous sharks. Studying differences in language usage in recounting attachment history: An introduction to the AAI. The origins of reciprocity. Coming to Los Angeles: Dr. Dan Siegel with Drs. Main conceptualised avoidance as a 'conditional behavioral strategy'. A prospective longitudinal study of attachment disorganization/disorientation, Child Development, 69(4), 1107–1128; Ogawa, J. R., Sroufe, L. A., Weinfield, N. S., Carlson, E. A., & Egeland, B. Unresolved/disorganized/disoriented state of mind with respect to experiences of loss. Mary Ainsworth's Attachment Theory - Summary A student of John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth took attachment theory in a new direction by studying the behaviour of … Important aspects of Main's early work also included microanalysis of infant-mother interaction using descriptive language rather than count data,[4] replicating her teacher Mary Ainsworth's Strange Situation on a different sample,[5] and work on the scale for avoidant infant behavior. Mary Ainsworth's research work on attachment helps us to understand the child development better. Disorganized/disoriented attachment in the etiology of the dissociative disorders, Dissociation, 5(4): 196-204; Main, M., & Morgan, H. (1996). Attachment in mothers with anxiety disorders and their children, Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 33, 1106 –1113. A Professor at the University of California Berkeley, Main is particularly known for her introduction of the 'disorganized' infant attachment classification and for development of the Adult Attachment Interview and coding system for assessing states of mind regarding attachment. Main, M. (2000). 121-160). To illustrate the difference, Main has described how an individual who has no living family and no current romantic partner – so a person without a secure attachment in the present to any living persons – could be found to have a secure-autonomous state of mind with respect to attachment.[41]. In K.E. The Varieties of Attachment Experience 7. ), Attachment in the preschool years: Theory, research and intervention (pp. Attachment security and disorganization in maltreating and high risk families: A series of meta-analyses, Development and Psychopathology, 22, 87–108. Bernard, K., Dozier, M., Bick, J., Lewis-Morrarty, E., Lindhiem, O., & Carlson, E. (2012). Out-of-home caregiving is not associated with disorganized attachment unless this is extremely extensive. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 50 (1-2, Serial No. van IJzendoorn, M. (1995). Adult Attachment Interview protocol. Metacognitive knowledge, metacognitive monitoring, and singular (coherent) vs. multiple (incoherent) models of attachment: Some findings and some directions for future research. Unpublished manuscript, University of California at Berkeley. Fonagy and Forward II. Attachment theory and research: Overview, with suggested applications to child custody. Research examining the effectiveness of the intervention found significant changes from disorganized classifications pre-intervention to organised classifications immediately post-intervention. Parsing the construct of maternal insensitivity: distinct longitudinal pathways associated with early maternal withdrawal, Attachment & Human Development, 15(5-6), 562-582. ), The effects of the infant on its caregiver (pp. Mary Main was among the first doctoral students of Mary Ainsworth's at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, exploring the relationship between attachment and infant play in her doctoral research. Hesse, E., & Main, M. (2006). Carlson, E. A. [21], However, it is important to note that Main and Solomon did not intend to suggest that all of the behaviors used as indices of disorganization/disorientation – some kind of disruption at the level of the attachment system – necessarily mean the same thing in the same way for infant attachment or infant mental health. Discovery of a new, insecure-disorganized/disoriented attachment pattern. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published It is important to note that prediction of different patterns of infant attachment security from the AAI is not based upon the actual attachment history of the parent, but on the way in which the parent recounts that history. ), Handbook of dissociation: Theoretical, empirical and clinical perspectives (pp. In other studies however, no longitudinal association has been found. Unpublished manuscript, University of California at Berkeley. Together with Erik Hesse, in 1990 Main proposed that disorganized attachment behavior can be explained by a contradiction between the attachment system and another behavioral tendency. (1999). Disorganized attachment in early childhood: Meta-analysis of precursors, concomitants, and sequelae, Development and Psychopathology, 11(2), 225–249. The Multiple Dimensions of the Self 6. Rutter, M., Kreppner, J., & Sonuga-Barke, E. (2009). Infant Response to Rejection of Physical Contact by the Mother, Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 20(2): 292–307. Manassis, K., Bradley, S., Goldberg, S., Hood, J., & Swinson, R. P. (1994). This groundbreaking volume brings together eminent researchers and clinicians to present current, original theory and data on the nature of disorganized attachment, its etiology. "[27] Main and Hesse do not assume that fear in relation to the caregiver is always the proximate cause of disorganized/disoriented attachment behavior. (1999). Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 127–159). Selected publications are below: Mary Main has more than 40 published journal articles and book chapters and has over 25,000 google scholar citations (as of January 2015). [39] An illustrative copy of the Adult Attachment Interview Protocol is available. [42] Secure-autonomous adult responses were associated with secure infant behavior towards the speaker, dismissing responses with insecure-avoidant infant behavior towards the speaker and preoccupied responses with insecure-ambivalent infant behavior towards the speaker. Parents' unresolved traumatic experiences are related to infant disorganized attachment status. [56] Some longitudinal studies have also found associations between attachment security in infancy, as assessed in the Strange Situation, and in young adulthood, as assessed by the AAI. Main, M., Hesse, E., & Hesse, S. (2011). The organized categories of infant, child, and adult attachment: Flexible vs. inflexible attention under attachment-related stress, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 48(4), 1055-1096. van IJzendoorn, M. (1995) Adult attachment representations, parental responsiveness, and infant attachment: A meta-analysis on the predictive validity or the Adult Attachment Interview, Psychological Bulletin, 117(3), 387-403. Disorganization and disorientation in infant strange situation behavior: Phenotypic resemblance to dissociative states? [43] The association has even been found in research where the AAI has been conducted before the birth of the first child. Main, M., Goldwyn, R., & Hesse, E. (2003). Main, M. (1977). Honorary doctorate awarded to Prof. Mary Main. Abrams, K.Y., Rifkin, A., & Hesse, E. (2006). Main, M., & Solomon, J. 209), 66-104. ), Adult attachment scoring and classification system. New York: Guilford Press. Frightened, threatening, and dissociative parental behavior in low-risk samples: Description, discussion, and interpretations. Version 7.2. University of Gothenburg (2007). This is an "ultimate" account made sheerly at the level of mechanism, and it is essentially identical to Bowlby's. In general, disorganized behaviors occur only briefly, before the infant then enters back into one of the Ainsworth A, B or C attachment patterns. Adult attachment representations, parental responsiveness, and infant attachment: A meta-analysis on the predictive validity or the Adult Attachment Interview, Psychological Bulletin, 117(3), 387-403. From its origins in the 1950s with the work of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, Attachment Theory has expanded over the ensuing half century to become a central psychobiological paradigm in developmental and clinical psychology. Very extensive nonmaternal care predicts mother–infant attachment disorganization, Development & Psychopathology, 27(3): 649-661, Main, M., Hesse, E., & Hesse, S. (2011). 7 Main, Mary, 2000, “The Adult Attachment Interview: Fear, attention, safety and discourse processes;” also titled “The Organized Categories of Infant, Child, and Adult Attachment: Flexible vs. Inflexible Attention Under Attachment-Related Stress,” Jour of Amer Psychoanalytic Assoc, 48:1055-1095; 2000. The sam… (1997). In his new book, Attachment in Psychotherapy, David Wallin provides a clear and comprehensive review of the body of attachment theory and research including the work of John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, Mary Main, and Peter Fonagy. A collaborator of Bowlby's, Mary Ainsworth, developed a standardised laboratory observation procedure named the 'Strange Situation' in which an infant would undergo two brief separations and reunions from their caregiver as well as contact with a stranger. Mary Main and Erik Hesse are presenters at a 2-day program December 11-12, 2010 in Los Angeles. Attachment at early school age and developmental risk: Examining family contexts and behavior problems of controlling-caregiving, controlling-punitive, and behaviorally disorganized children, Developmental Psychology, 40(4), 519. van IJzendoorn, M. H., Schuengel, C., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. Disorganized Attachment and Caregiving eBook: Solomon, Judith, George, Carol: Amazon.com.au: Kindle Store A number of studies since then have confirmed that the attachment style that develops in a child’s early years of life will impact their future relationships and connections with other human beings for years to come. Duschinsky, R. (2015). [51], Main and colleagues have developed a scoring and classification system for assessing AAI transcripts. Steele, H., & Steele, M. (2008), Clinical applications of the Adult Attachment Interview. A threshold approach to understanding the origins of attachment disorganization, Developmental Psychology, 44(4), 969-982; DeOliveira, C.A., Bailey, H.N., Moran, G., & Pederson, D.R. Mary Main has more than 40 published journal articles and book chapters and has over 25,000 google scholar citations (as of January 2015). As Lyons-Ruth et al. "[8], In 1986 Mary Main, together with Jude Cassidy, introduced a new infant attachment classification, 'disorganized/disoriented' (D), for the Ainsworth Strange Situation procedure[9] based on a review of discrepant infant behaviors in the Strange Situation. Procedures for identifying infants as disorganized/disoriented during the Ainsworth Strange Situation. Selected publications are below: Adult states of mind regarding attachment. Shaver (Eds. In: M. Lewis & L.A. Rosenblum (Eds. Unresolved states of mind, anomalous parental behavior, and disorganized attachment: A review and meta-analysis of a transmission gap, Attachment & Human Development, 8(2),89-111. by The Guilford Press. The results led her to 3 major attachment styles. Main has also emphasised that attachment states of mind should not be viewed as fixed and unalterable: "these… categorical placements… must be understood to reference only current, and potentially changeable, states of mind with respect to attachment. (1998). Honorary doctorate for Mary Main. The Disorganized Attachment-Caregiving System. [24], After the initial presentation of protocols for coding D Strange Situation behavior in infants by Main and Solomon, researchers have explored the caregiving behavior associated with the classification. (2006). Disorganized attachment in early childhood: Meta-analysis of precursors, concomitants, and sequelae, Development and Psychopathology, 11(2), 225–249; Fearon, R. P., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., van IJzendoorn, M. H., Lapsley, A., & Roisman, G. I. Mary Main is also co-author of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). Categories of response to reunion with the parent at age 6: Predictable from infant attachment classifications and stable over a one-month period, Developmental Psychology, 24(3), 415–426; Moss, E., Cyr, C., & Dubois-Comtois, K. (2004). Following completion of her dissertation, Main took up a faculty position in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. ), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research and clinical applications (2nd ed., pp.552-598). The significance of insecure attachment and disorganization in the development of children's externalizing behavior: A meta-analytic study, Child Development, 81(2), 435–456. (1965). This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50(5), 529-543. [40] Interviews categorised as secure-autonomous are characterised by their coherent and collaborative nature. Cannot classify interviews are rare in samples drawn from low-risk contexts. Duschinsky, R. (2015). In this text, she draws from Tinbergen the important distinction between 'proximal' and 'ultimate' causation, noting that immense confusion about attachment arises when these levels of analysis are mistaken for one another. Since 1986, when disorganized attachment was first defined by Mary Main and Judith Solomon, a great deal of interest has been shown in this addition to the standard Ainsworth classification system. Interviews categorised as dismissing are characterised by inconsistent descriptions and evaluations of relationships. Parents' unresolved traumatic experiences are related to infant disorganized attachment status: Is frightened and/or frightening parental behavior the linking mechanism? Main, M., Hesse, E., & Kaplan, N. (2005). Frightening maternal behavior linking unresolved loss and disorganized infant attachment, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67, 54 – 63. Main found that infants who were securely attached to their mothers engaged in more exploration and interactive play. [52] Transcripts are not only allocated to one of the five major classifications described above, but also assigned scores on a number of different scales and assigned to one or more of 12 sub-classifications.[53]. MacDonald, H.Z., Beeghly, M., Grant-Knight, W., Augustyn, M., Woods, R.W., Cabral, H., Rose-Jacobs, R., Saxe, G.N., & Frank, D.A. A range of clinical applications of the AAI have also been proposed and developed. Disorganized attachment in early childhood: Meta-analysis of precursors, concomitants, and sequelae, Development and Psychopathology, 11, 225–249. Discovery of a new, insecure-disorganized/disoriented attachment pattern. Today, the technique of Ainsworth's Strange Situation is commonly used in psychiatry and psychology to examine the attachment pattern between mother and a child. Earned secure attachment: According to Mary Main, (1995) the primary characteristics of “earned secure attachment” are metacognitional and integrative thinking. "[7] In her attention to attachment as an evolutionary phenomenon, from early in her career Main was already reflecting that a conflict might arise between an infant's experience of aversive parenting and the attachment injunction to seek protection from a caregiver: Peculiar maltreatment effects – that is, the irrational return of the abused to the abusing object – were first noted by Darwin (1972) in his voyage to the Galapagos; they were presented along with an explanation of the mechanism. (1986). Mary Main’s research is very clear on this. The Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation is a transdisciplinary model describing the effect attachment relationships can have on human development and functioning. The system has three components in early childhood: the monitoring and maintaining of proximity to an attachment figure or figures, flight to these individuals as a haven of safety in times of alarm, and use of these individuals as a secure base for exploration. Type A attachments were those that caused the child to be insecure and avoidant. Infants were aged between 12 and 18 months. In M. Main, R. Goldwyn & E. Hesse (Eds. ), Growing points of attachment theory and research. ), Affective development in infancy (pp. Grossmann, K. Grossmann & E. Waters (Eds. (1981). "[58] She has highlighted that a variety of favourable and unfavourable experiences may alter a child's developmental pathway and hence their state of mind with respect to attachment. Mary Main's introduction of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) has provided the field with an empirical tool for examining the concordance of parental and infant attachment patterns. She is the developer of the Adult attachment interview. In M. Main, R. Goldwyn & E. Hesse (Eds. Development and Psychopathology, Special Section on Frightened/frightening Behavior, 18, 309-343. Main discovered so many babies were peculiar, she got concerned about the parents. ), Attachment in the preschool years: Theory, research and intervention (pp. Thoroughly accessible yet academically rigorous, and written by a leading figure in the field, John Bowlby and Attachment Theory is still the perfect introduction to attachment for students of psychology, psychiatry, counselling, social work and nursing. The work was completed by her student Mary Main, and Main’s research led to shocking conclusions. Lyons-Ruth, K., & Jacobvitz, D. (2008). Unresolved/disorganized adult responses have been found associated with disorganized infant behavior towards the speaker. We’d love your help. Associations among attachment classifications of mothers, fathers and their infants, Child Development, 67, 541-555. Among the behaviors classified as D, only behavior which appears dissociative has been systematically examined. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2, 640–643. [19], Main conceptualised disorganization/disorientation as representing some form of contradiction or disruption of the attachment system: either a conflict between simultaneous dispositions to physically approach and to flee the caregiver, or seeming disorientation to the environment. Examples of cannot classify cases would include a transcript where the speaker's state of mind appears to shift mid-interview from dismissing to preoccupied, and a transcript where the speaker presents different states of mind when describing different attachment figures. Main, M. (1979). Thoroughly accessible yet academically rigorous, and written by a leading figure in the field, John Bowlby and Attachment Theory is still the perfect introduction to attachment for students of psychology, psychiatry, counselling, social work and nursing. Greenberg, D. Cicchetti & E.M. Cummings (Eds.) Hazen, N., Sydnye, D.A., Christopher, C., Umemura, T., & Jacobvitz, D. (2015). Lyons-Ruth, K., Bureau, J.-F., Easterbrooks, M., Obsuth, I., Hennighausen, K., & Vulliez-Coady, L. (2013). [13], A classification of disorganized/disoriented attachment has been found to be a risk factor for later development. [20] Other researchers have suggested that the dysregulation of negative affects can lead to disorganized behavior, even without a specific paradoxical injunction. In M.T. New York: McGraw-Hill. Attachment theory and research: Overview with suggested applications to child custody, Family Court Review, 49(3), 426–463. Predictability of attachment behavior and representational processes at 1, 6, and 18 years of age: The Berkeley Longitudinal Study. In P. Marris, J. Stevenson-Hinde & C. Parkes (Eds. Main, M. (2000). http://www.psychology.sunysb.edu/attachment/pdf/Mary_Main_honorary_degree.pdf, Dynamic-Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mary_Main&oldid=988433437, University of California, Berkeley College of Letters and Science faculty, Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-LCCN identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. describing a person as both dead and alive) or describing themselves as causal in a death or abuse in a way that is clearly not possible (e.g. Other speakers exhibited lapses in discourse, suddenly moving into speech that was excessively detailed, eulogistic in style or that involved prolonged and unacknowledged silences. https://www.verywellmind.com/mary-ainsworth-biography-2795501 [54] Unresolved responses to the AAI have been found associated with frightening, frightened or dissociative parental behaviour[55] but it has also been found that only a small part of the association between unresolved states of mind and disorganized infant attachment can be explained by the mediation of anomalous parental behavior, indicating that other as yet unknown factors must also be involved. Examining the role of parental frightened/frightening subtypes in predicting disorganized attachment within a brief observational procedure, Development and Psychopathology, 18, 345-361. John Bowlby originally proposed the concept of the 'attachment behavioral system', an orientation and set of dispositions which evolved because it provided protection from predation and other risks to survival. The book also examines advances in the biology and neuroscience of attachment. The book also examines advances in the biology and neuroscience of attachment. Shaver (Eds. Through her observational work, Mary Ainsworth discovered three primary attachment styles that may affect children. (Note: This document is for illustration only. Longitudinal association between infant disorganized attachment and childhood posttraumatic stress symptoms, Development and Psychopathology, 20(2), 493–508. 107–138). Brazelton, T., Kozlowski, B., & Main, M. (1974). Although "possessed of perfect powers to swim away" from him, it returned each time to the point on which he stood. Disorganised Attachment • Later added – Mary Main 1974 “Fear without Solution” “A disorganized attachment results when there is no organized strategy that works for the child. Whereas infants classified as secure would seek their caregiver on reunion, show their distress, and receive comfort, 'avoidance' was a measure of the extent to which an infant kept their attention away from their caregiver and avoided showing their distress. Behavioral and Brain Science, 2: 640-643. [18] A meta-analysis of 4 samples involving 223 children found a significant association between disorganization and school age controlling attachment behavior. 95–124). 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