The Strange Situation - Mary Ainsworth

The Strange Situation developed by Maty Ainsworth

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Stage 1

Parent and child enter the laboratory, equipped with chairs and toys

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Stage 2

Parent does not interact with baby as it explores

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Stage 3

Stranger enters lab, talks to parent and approaches baby

Parent leaves

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Stage 4

Stranger tries to interact with baby

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Stage 5

Parent enters lab and comforts baby

Parent leaves

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Stage 6

Stranger leaves

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Stage 7

Stranger enters lab and tries to interact with the baby

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Stage 8

Parent enters, comforts and picks up the baby

Stranger leaves

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