Attachment types

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  • Created on: 10-01-15 11:38
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  • Attachment types
    • Secure attachment
      • distress when mother leaves
      • avoids stranger when alone but fine whilst mother is present
      • Happy on mothers return
      • will use mother as a safe base
    • Anxious avoidant
      • no distress of mother leaving
      • okay with stranger plays normally
      • little interest on mothers return
      • mother and stranger can comfort infant equally
    • Anxious ambivalent
      • Intense distress when mother leaves
      • avoids stranger shows fear
      • appraoches mother on return but avoids contact
      • cries more and explores less than other two types


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