How are attachments shown?

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  • Created on: 10-06-13 12:04

An attachment is an emotional tie or relationship between two people shown in their behaviour. Maccoby (1980) argued that we can see that two peopple have an attachment by looking at their behaviours.

  • Seeking proximity: the two people who have an attachment want to be near to each other and spend time together. A young baby will try to maintain proximity to the caregiver by watching more carefully, and howling when they go too far away. An older, more mobile baby will simpkley crawl after their attachment figure


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