limitations of using strange situation in crosscultural research

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Rothbaum- imposed etic

  • a real danger of imposing our ideas of secure attachments onto other cultures, this can lead to wrong classification. e.g. in japan children are taight to be dependent but in america independence is rewarded.

Van Ijzendoorn and kroonenburg

  • there is more variation within a country than there is between countries.
  • in germany there are more type A attachments in the north but in the south attachment types are more like the…


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