Attachment - basics

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  • Attachment
    • What is attachment?
      • It is a warm/intimate reciprocal bond between two individuals which tie them together.
      • It is a two way process that endures over time.
        • Primary attachment figure
          • The person who has formed the closes bond with a child, demonstrated by the intentesity
          • This is usually a child's biological mother, but other people can
      • It leads to certain behaviours such as clinging and proximity-seeking.
        • Behaviours associated with attachments
          • Distress on separation
          • General orientation towards the care giver
          • Joy on reunion
      • It serves the function of protecting an infant.
    • Behaviours associated with attachments
      • Distress on separation
      • General orientation towards the care giver
      • Joy on reunion
    • Primary attachment figure
      • The person who has formed the closes bond with a child, demonstrated by the intentesity
      • This is usually a child's biological mother, but other people can
    • Attachment theories
      • Bowlby's attachment theory - Evolutionary theory
      • Learning theory of attachment
        • Operant conditioning
        • Classical conditioning

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