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Psychology revision notes for the strange situation cultural variations of
attachment and learning theory

Types of attachment

Type A- insecure avoidant

If a child is separated from the parent then they don't so any particular
signs of distress, they can be comforted by a stranger. When their parent
returns to…

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8. Mother, baby- mother returns and greets baby and the stranger
Things that were investigated:
Attachment between mother and baby
Stranger anxiety
Separation anxiety
Reunion behaviour
66% type b
22% type A
12% type C
Some babies became distressed with strangers but some aren't bothered

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Emotional availability (nurture)

Parents need to know how to react to their child and how to respond
So as well as caring and responsive, parents also need to respond correctly
to a child's physical and emotional needs.

Cultural variations of attachment


They try to make their children more…

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The type of attachment is mostly consistent in the 8 countries as they all
have the most type b by far followed by type a then type c. However
Israel and Japan have more type c than type a children compared the rest
of the countries who are the…

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Biological drive

Classical conditioning

About feelings and reflexes
About associating- we learn to associate mum with happiness because she is
a source of food
Mum is the neutral stimulus to the baby when its first born, this means to
the baby the mum isn't a special figure in its…


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