Schaffer's Stages of Attachments

What was their investigation's aim?
Emotional intensity
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Where did the investigation take place, and with how many children?
Glasgow; 60
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What was it a measure of?
Separation and stranger anxiety
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What did they find at 7 months?
50% had separation anxiety
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What did they find at 9 months?
80% had specific attachment and 30% had multiple
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What kind of study was it?
A longitudinal study
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Why can the study not be generalised?
Limited sample characteristics
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What is the first stage of attachment?
Asocial; first few weeks
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Where are babies in this stage happiest?
In human presence
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What is the second stage of attachment?
Indiscriminate; 2-7 months
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How much anxiety do babies experience during this stage?
A little
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What is the third stage of attachment?
Specific; 7-12 months
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What percentage of mothers in the study were the first specific attachment?
65%
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How does Bowlby support this stage?
Babies form a specific attachment to a primary caregiver
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How does Bowlby contradict this stage?
Distress caused when a playmate leaves is not due to an attachment; separation anxiety is not a good measure in this study
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What is the forth stage of attachment?
Multiple; 1 year
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When were multiple attachment formed in the study?
30% had them within a month of the first one; 30% had multiple by 9 months; 80% had multiple attachments by 18 months
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