Bowlby - types of attachment

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  • Bowlby- types of attachment
    • In a secure attachment a child can...
      • separate from a parent
      • prefers parents to strangers
      • seek comfort from parent
      • become excited when they see parent or caregiver
    • in an insecure attachment a child will...
      • be wary of strangers
      • become distressed whenparent or caregiver leaves
      • don't appear comforted when parent or caregiver returns
    • internal working model
      • formed in early infancy
      • if a child is crying because of hunger, a prompt loving response from parent will make them feel loved and nurtured.
      • adults who are unavailable or cold lead to  a rejecting working model - feel they cant relyon people for support

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