ainsworth strange situation types of attachment

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  • ainsworth strange situation: types of attachment
    • description
      • behaviours assessed- separation anxiety, reunion behaviour, stranger anxiety, secure base
      • procedure- observations every 15 seconds of behaviours, e.g contact- seeking or contact- avoidance
      • findings: types of attachments: secure (65% type B), insecure - avoidant ( 22% type A) insecure resistant (12% type C
      • Ainsworth et al- a systematic test of attachment to one caregiver, situation of mild stress and novelty
    • evaluation
      • other types of attachment- disorganised (type D)
      • low internal validity


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