Mary Ainsworth's Attachment Characteristics

Mary Ainsworth's Attachment  Characteristics

I have compiled these notes as part of my AS Psychology course. The notes are a brief overview of Mary Ainsworth's Attachment Characteristics, and are part of the AQA Psychology A Specification.

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AS PSYCHOLOGY NOTES

Characteristics of Attachment

Secure Attachment (Type B)

Distress on Separation
Pleasure on Reuniting
Stranger Anxiety

Insecure Attachments

Anxious - avoidant attachment (Type A)

No distress on separation
No pleasure on reuniting
No stranger anxiety

Anxious - Resistant attachment (Type C)

Extreme distress on separation
Mixed reaction on…

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Type B: 70%
Type A: 15%
Type C: 15%

Conclusion

The mother's sensitivity is responsible for the attachment type

Evaluation

Strengths

High mundane realism
Controlled
Demonstrates cause and effect
Replicable

Weaknesses

Demand characteristics from the mother
Ethical issues
o Consent from parent but not from baby
o Psychological harm to…

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