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Unformatted text preview: Evolutuioinary roots Protection o And apprenticeship? What are attachments? Close emotional bond or tie of child to caregiver The first relationship o Must be with someone (mother or father) that responds to childs needs in a positive manner Results in proximity and contact between parent and child Evolutionary function is protection o Developmental purpose or function? Child uses the parent as a safe haven and as a secure base Attachments are discriminating Attachments are only one part of the parent child relationship o Does not necessarily correspond to play Attachments are important from the cradle to the grave Eariliest Developmental Stages of Attachment Three Baseic stages of attachment over first year of life o Indiscriminate Attachment Behaviour (newborns) o Discriminatat (3 months) o The first relationship...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course PSYCH 1000 taught by Professor Atkinson during the Spring '09 term at UWO.
- Spring '09