Cross=Cultural Studies into Attachment Types and Mother Sensitive Responsiveness

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  • Cross-Cultural Studies into Attachment Types
    • Grossman (1985)
      • Found 49% children type A = most common.
    • Miyake (1985)
      • Found no type A in Japan.
    • Van Ijzendoorn and Kroonenberg (1988)
      • Britain, West Germany, USA, China and Japan all higher type B (secure)
        • Britain, West Germany, USA all had type A second.
          • China had Equal A and C while Japan had type C second.
    • Mother's Sensitive Responsive-ness
      • Tracy and Ainsworth (1981)
        • Securely attachment = more sensitive mothers.
          • E.g. more cuddling.
      • Levaenan and Silver (2000)
        • 49 Finnish mothers.
          • Correlation between mothers sensitivity towards children now and when infants.
      • Juffer et al (1997)
        • Trained sensitive mothers had securely attached compared to untrained mothers.
      • Vondra et al (1995)
        • TypeA = controlling and rejecting mother
          • Associated with children with low emotional reactivity.
        • Type B displayed temperaments across spectrum.
        • Type C = under stimulating/unresponsive parents + irritable temperament.

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