Different types of attachment

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The result of a strong positive bond between infant and caregiver, so that although the child shows distress at separation, he or she is easily comforted by the caregiver's return.


A weak emotional bond between child and caregiver(s) leading to an anxious and insecure relationship, which ca have a negative effect on development.

Why are some children insecurely attached

1. There are greater differences in maternal sensitivity and infants whose mother lacks sensitivity are likely to be insecurely attached

2. The…


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