- Created by: DonaJ2002
- Created on: 17-12-18 11:49
Strange situation was developed by Ainsworth, whivh is a controlled observation designed to test attachment security. Infants assessed on their response to playing in an unfamiliar playroom, being left alon with a stranger, being left alone and reunion with caregiver.
A: Observe key attachment behaviours as a means of assessing the quality of a child's attachment to a caregiver.
P: Behaviours used to judge attachment:
1) Proximity seeking- stay close to cargiver
2) Exploration sercure-base behaviour- Infant is confident to explore by having the caregiver as a secure base to feel safe.
3) Stranger anxiety
4) Serparation anxiety
5) Reunion response
1- Child and caregiver enter unfamiliar playroom and the child is encouraged to explore. Tests: 2)
2- Stranger comes in and tries to interact with infant. Tests: 3)
3- Caregiver leaves stranger and infant alone.Tests: 3) and 4)
4- Caregiver returns and stranger leaves. Tests: 5)
5- Caregiver leaves infant alone. Tests: 4)
6- Stranger returns. Tests: 3)
7- Caregiver returns. Tests: 5)
F+C: Distinct patterns in the…