The formation of attachments

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  • Created on: 09-04-13 03:18

Bonds being formed after chidbirth are different from attachments. This is because attachments take a longer time to be formed. This was investigated Scaffer and Emerson 1964. 

The study looked at 60 babies from glasgow and followed them every month for ten months after birth, and also up to 18 months. They measured attachments formed with parents by looking at two factors - separation anxiety, and stranger distress. 

They used a variety of methods includng observations and interviews. This was also done by aporoaching the baby to see its response. He also interviewed parents on how the child was acting in various sistuations, and also asked the parent to rate the childs behaviour on a scale of zero to…


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