Intro to attachment

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  • Attachment
    • A long enduring, emotionally meaningful tie to a particular individual - Schaffer
    • A relatively long enduring tie in which the partner is important as a unique individual...and where there is a desire to maintain closeness - Ainsworth
    • Signs of attachment - JPODSS
      • Joy on reunion
      • Orientation to other person
      • Stranger anxiety
      • Proximity seeking
      • Distress on separation
      • Secure base
      • Evaluation - could also display personality and mood rather than attachment
    • Caregiver-infant interaction
      • Reciprocity
      • Interactional synchrony


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