Psychology Unit one studies

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  • Created on: 21-05-13 17:30

Mary Ainsworth`s Strange Situation

Advantages

  • Systematic Procedure - Easy to replicate
  • Allows adjustments to be made to allow a secure relationship

Disadvantages

  • Lab experiment so low ecological validity
  • Only assess attachment to the person they`re with at the time
  • Ethics- Puts infant under a lot of stress

Evaluation

Securely attached = 66% Avoidant - 22% Resistant - 12%

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