Attachement Types

A brief mindmap made up of basic notes from Mary Ainsworth's study 'The Strange Situation' reearch into attachment types between USA mothers and infants.

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  • Types of Attachment
    • Secure
      • CHILD'S BEHAVIOUR
        • Upset when mother leaves
        • Happy on reunion
        • Aviodant of stranger
      • MOTHER'S BEHAVIOUR
        • Sensitive & Responsive
        • Child feels loved and positive
    • Insecure Aviodant
      • MOTHER'S BEHAVIOUR
        • Insensitive & Unresponsive
        • Child feels unloved and rejectant
      • CHILD'S BEHAVIOUR
        • Unconcerned by Mother's absence
        • Unconcerned by Stranger's presence
        • Aviodant of both mother and stranger
    • Insecure Resistant
      • CHILD'S BEHAVIOUR
        • Intense disress in Mother's absence
        • Fearful of Stranger
        • Clingy and rejecting on Mother's Return
      • MOTHER'S BEHAVIOUR
        • Inconsistant with care
        • Child is left feeling angry & confused

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