Ainsworth's Strange Situation

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Ainsworth's Strange Situation


  • 12-18 month old infants left in a room with their mother. 
  • Eight different scenarios occured, including a stranger entering, the baby being left on its own with the stranger and the baby being left completely alone.
  • All of the infant's reactions were observed


  • 15% were insecure-avoidant
    • ignored their mother
    • didn't mind if their…


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