The Strange Situation

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Who carried out the strange situation?
Mary Ainsworth
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What was the aim of the strange situation?
To see how infants behave under mildly stressful and novel situations and to encourage exploration
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What are the four factors measured in the strange situation?
1) Separation Anxiety 2) Stranger Anxiety 3) Reunion Behaviour 4) Willingness to explore
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Describe stage one
Parent and Infant play
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Describe stage two
Parent sits whilst infant plays
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Describe stage three
Stranger enters and talks to parent
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Describe stage four
Parent leaves infant to play, stranger offers support if needed
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Describe stage five
Parent returns + greets infant, stranger leaves
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Describe stage six
Parent leaves infant alone
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Describe stage seven
Stranger enters and offers comfort
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Describe stage eight
Parent returns + greets infant
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What are the three main attachment types?
Secure, insecure avoidant + insecure resistant
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What was the most common attachment type overall?
Secure
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What type of attachment does this show: high willingness to explore, very anxious of strangers, mostly anxious when separated but easily comforted and enthusiastic at return of parent
Secure
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What type of attachment does this show: high willingness to explore, fine with strangers, indifferent to separation, does not seek parent on return
Insecure-avoidant
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What type of attachment does this show: reluctant to explore, high stranger anxiety, very distressed on separation and seeks parent on return but is angry and reject them
Insecure-resistant
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Parents who has been most sensitive and responsive to their infants and were consistent usually formed which attachment?
Secure
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Parents who ignore their infant when they need comfort or are distressed usually form which attachment?
Insecure-avoidant
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Parents who are inconsistent and unreliable who put their own needs first usually form which attachment?
Insecure-resistant
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Which of the ethical guidelines does the strange situation break?
Protection of Pps
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The strange situation has high reliability. What did Ainsworth use to test for reliability?
Inter-rater reliability
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