THE STRANGE SITUATION

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DEVELOPED MARY AINSWORTH 

OBSERVE KEY ATTACHMENT BEHAVIOURS MEANS ASSESSING QUALITY ATTACMENT TO CAREGIVER

CONTROLLED OBSERVATION - TWO WAY MIRROR

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TESTING

PROXIMITY SEEKING: GOOD ATTACHMENT - CLOSE CAREGIVER

EXPLORATION & SECURE BASE: GOO - CHILD EXPLORE CAREGIVER SECURE BASE

STRANGER ANXIETY: SHOW ANXIETY STRANGER APPROACH

SEPERATION ANXIETY: PROTEST SEPERATION 

RESPONSE REUNION: CAREGIVER LEAVES AND COMES BACK

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PROCEDURES

CHILD CARER ENTER UNFAMILIAR PLAY ROOM

CHILD ENCOURAGED EXPLORE

STRANGER COMES TRY INTERACT

CAREGIVER LEAVES

CAREGIVER RETURN STRANGER LEAVES

CAREGIVER LEAVES

STRANGER RETURNS

CAREGIVER REUNION

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FINDINGS

SECURE ATTACHMENT: HAPPILY EXPLORE & GO BACK CAREGIVER. MODERATE DISTRESS & ANXIETY COMFORT REUNUION. 65 - 75& BRITTISH SECURE

INSECURE AVOIDANT: EXPLORE FREELY NO REACTION CAREGIVER LEAVE OR RETURN LITTLE ANXEITY 20 25% CHILDREN

INSECURE RESISTANT: GREATER PROXIMITY - EXPLORE LESS. HUGE STRANGER SEPERATION DISTRESS. RESIST COMFORT REUNION. 3% INSEUCRE RESISTANT

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EVALUATION: SUPPORT FOR VALIDITY

ATTACHMENT TYPE STRONG PREDICTIVE OF LATER DEVELOPMENT

BABIES SECURE - BETTER OUTCOME RELATIONSHIPS

INSECURE RESISTANT - WORST E.G. BULLYING

EVIDENCE EXPLAIN SUBSEQUENT OUTCOMES 

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EVALUATION: GOOD RELIABILITY

DIFFERENT OBVSERVERS SAME CHILDREN AGREE

CONTROLLED CONDITIONS BEHAVIOUR EASY OBSERVE 

BICK ET AL FOUND 94% AGREEMENT SIMILAIR STUDY

CONFIDENT DOESNT DEPEND OBSERVER

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EVALUATION: TEST CULTURE BOUND

NOT SAME MEANING OTHER COUNTRIES 

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES = REACT DIFFERENTLY STRANGE SITUATION

TAKASHI NOTED WOULDNT WORK JAPAN - MOTHERS RARELY SEPEARTE 

REUNION MOTHER RUSHED - HARD OBSERVE CHILD

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