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Strange Situation Procedure
The security of attachment in one- to two-year-olds was investigated
by Ainsworth and Bell (1970) in the 'strange situation' study, in order to
determine the nature of attachment behaviours and types of attachment.

Ainsworth (1970) developed an experimental procedure in order to observe the
variety of attachment…

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Resistant
Secure Attachment Avoidant Attachment
Attachment

Infant shows signs of Infant shows no sign of
Separation Distressed when
intense distress when distress when mother
Anxiety mother leaves.
mother leaves. leaves.

Avoidant of stranger Infant is okay with the
Infant avoids the
Stranger when alone but stranger and plays
stranger shows…

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