Secure and Insecure Attachments PSY201 10/5/2011 For the most part, the majority of us form some type of attachment with other individuals, including our parents. An attachment is “an emotional tie with another person; shown in young children by their seeking closeness to the caregiver and showing distress on separation” (Myers, 2010). There are two different kinds of attachment that individuals can form during infancy. The first is a secure attachment; this is “when in their mother’s presence, [a child], plays comfortably, happily exploring their new environment. When [the mother] leaves, [the child] is distressed and [upon the mothers return, the child] seeks contact with her” (Myers, 2010). The second type of attachment is an insecure attachment; this is when a “child avoids attachment. They are less likely to explore their surroundings; they may even cling to their mother. When she leaves, they either cry loudly and remain upset or seem indifferent to her departure and return” (Myers, 2010) Parents are defiantly impacted by the Secure and Insecure Attachment Concept. Studies
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