Strange Situationn Classification

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Types of Attachment
Fill in the blanks on Ainsworth's strange situation.
Ainsworth developed a technique to assess called the
Various aspects of infant behaviour are tested. For example, when the caregiver leaves, this
tests , and when the infant is left with a stranger this tests.
Ainsworth found that most infants were and found two different
kinds of insecure attachment and .
8 Stages of the Strange Situation
Match the right stage to the right description
Stage Description
Parent returns, greets infant and offers comfort
Parent returns, offers comfort and stranger leaves
1 Parent and infant play
Stranger enters and talks to parent
Stranger enters and offers comfort
Parent sits while infant plays
Parent leaves infant alone
Parent leaves, infant plays, stranger offers comfort
Evaluating the SSC
Strengths Weaknesses


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