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  • Outline the behaviour of a securely attached child during the Strange Situation procedure (4)
    • Will play happily and independently with the mother in the room
    • Will be curious but not concerned at the arrival of the stranger
    • Will be happy to interact with the stranger whilst mother is present
    • Will show separation anxiety when the mother leaves
    • Will greet mother's return positively
    • Will be very upset when left alone
    • Stranger finds it hard to comfort child when they enter into stage 7.
    • Securely attached child is very distressed but accepts comfort from mother in stage 8


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