factors affecting secure attachments

the 3 factors affecting secure attachments

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ainsowrths maternal sensitivity hypothesis (nurtur

  • scale to rate mothers sensitivity to childs signals
  • acceptance-rejection, cooperation-interference, accessibility-ignoring
  • securely attached infants have mothers who are: sensitive, cooperative, accepting and accessible
  • depends on how parents treat their children
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kagan's temperment hypothesis (nature)

  • children born with the attachment types they have (determined by genes)
  • genes control the temperment of the child which controls the attachment type
  • 3 types of attachments:

    -slow to warm up



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emotional avalibility (nurture)

  • as well as being caring and responsive, parents also need to respond correctly to their childs physical and emotional needs
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