Attachment theory

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Attachment theory A strong affectionate tie (emotional) A relationship in which the infant gets: o Needs met consistently (continuity of care) o Synchronous stimulation (pg. 366) o Affection o Forms a “secure base for exploration” o Affects future development Konrad Lorenz Imprinting – the first moving thing that an animal sees, they will follow Harry Harlow Surrogate mother experiments – monkeys preferred contact with the comfortable cloth mother, even while feeding from the nourishing wire mother. John Bowlby Attachment An emotional tie with another person Shown in young children by seeking closeness to the caregiver & showing distress when separated An attachment figure is a secure base for exploration Attachment Assessed by (in-Mary Ainsworth’s Strange Situation Test): Exploratory behavior o Attachment figure serves as a secure base Stranger anxiety o Wary or fretful of stranger or outgoing o 8 – 10 months Separation Anxiety o Wary or fretful to separation, try to follow or maintain contact
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