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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 child’s 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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- Spring '09
- Developmental Psychology, John Bowlby, Thames Hall Gym, attachment theory John, Indiscriminate Attachment Behaviour