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ATTATCHMENT
... a long enduring emotionally meaningful tie to a particular individual. The
object of the attachment is generally someone (most often a parent) who
returns the child's feelings, creating a tie can be extremely powerful and
emotionally laden in both directions.

Schaf
fer
(1996) ­
Phases
in
the
devel…

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The
Str
ange
Sit
uat
ion
­ Ai
nswor
th
(1978)

Mary Ainsworth designed an experiment to measure the type of attachment
between an infant and their caregiver. She called this The Strange Situation.

AIMS:
To investigate how infants (9 ­ 18 months) behave under conditions of
stress (presence of…

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When feeling anxious they seek close bodily contact with their
caregiver and are easily soothed, though they may be
reluctant to leave their caregiver's side prematurely.
They seek and are comfortable with social interaction and
intimacy.
The securely attached infant uses the caregiver as a secure
base from which to…

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Standardised procedure; study can be replicated easily and
accurately


A stable characteristic; The attachment types is often taken to
measure a fixed characteristic of the child but if the family
circumstances change (such as mothers stress levels), how the
child is classified can also change


Different parental relationships; attachments to…

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