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WHAT IS ATTACHMENT?
Attachment is a strong emotional tie that
develops over time between an infant and their
primary caregivers. It is a reciprocal tie because
each partner is attached to the other.
Attachment depends on interaction between
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STAGES OF ATTACHMENT
Pre-attachment stage
This occurs from birth to three months. Prior to 6 weeks, babies show no real attachment signs but from 6 weeks babies prefer human
faces to any other stimulation. They show this by beginning to smile at the people they come into contact with.
Indiscriminate Attachment Stage
Between 3 and 7/8 months babies begin to recognise and discriminate between those faces that are similar to them (mums, dads,
grandparents etc.) and they will smile more at people they know. However, at this stage they will not mind being held by strangers.
Discriminate Attachment Stage
Around 7/8 months babies begin to develop specific attachment; try to maintain proximity to the people they attached to and become
anxious upon separation. They will also begin to show stranger anxiety.
Multiple Attachment Stage
After specific attachments have been developed, babies begin to be able to develop bonds with other people on a regular basis like
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QUESTIONS: ATTACHMENT BASICS
An emotional reciprocal bond between the mother and child.
What is An emotional, reciprocal bond between a child and
attachment? attachment figure.
An emotional and physical , reciprocal bond between a child
and attachment figure.
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LEARNING THEORY
Learning theory is a theory off attachment. There
are two sub-theories of this: classical conditioning
and operant conditioning.
Learning theory explains behaviour as acquired
through experience and processes of association.
Learning Theory support:
Dollard and Miller: In their first year, babies g a i n st:
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are fed 2000 times, generally by their main
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carer, which creates ample opportunity for w a p r e f
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thoug re mother aviours.
support for the idea that attachments are o d . Wi n t b eh
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learned through operant conditioning. a t t a
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