Cultural Variations In Attachment

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Define Cultural Variations
The ways that different groups of people vary in terms of their social practices, and the effects these practices have on development and behaviour.
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Procedure of the study
Van ILzendoorn and Kroonenberg did a meta-analysis of 32 studies using the strange situationfrom 8 countries
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Findings of the study
Secure-attachment was the norm in all countries, and there was a greater variation within countries than there was between them
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Cultural Similarities
There was a study on an African tribe who got breastfed by different women however slept with their mothers. It came out that at the end, the infant would still only have one primary attachment.
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Cultural Differences
More insecure-avoidant In German samples because of the way they are brought up, further away from their parents, No avoidant-attachment in Japanese sample because infants are rarely separated from mothers
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Conclusion of all these studies
Strongest attachments are always formed with infants mother despite having different infant care arrangements.
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EVALUATION: Nation rather than culture
Many different sub cultures in each country and therefore you cannot round them all up into one
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