Schaffer's Stages of Attachment

Asocial

0-6 weeks

Behaviour towards objects and humans is largely similar.

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Indiscriminate

6 weeks - 6 months

Infant will accept comfort and interact with any individual.

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Specific attachment

7 - 9 months

Stranger anxiety is shown and protests when taken away from the company of their most sensitively responsive caregiver

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Multiple attachments

10 months onwards

Infants begin to form secondary attachments

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