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4types of attatchmentsModule3 P.Miller

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Patricia Miller Developmental Psychology PSY-241 Types of Attachments There are four major types of attachments Four major types of attachments are secure, avoidant, resistant-ambivalent, and disorganized-disoriented. Infants with a secure pattern of attachment typically protest when they are separated from their caregiver, and they attempt to regain closeness to the caregiver upon reunion. The avoidant attachment style involves behaviors that resemble rejection. Infants with this pattern tend to ignore the caregiver's departure and return and actively avoid the caregiver's attempts to regain contact. The resistant-ambivalent pattern is characterized by a preoccupation or fixation on the caregiver in which the caregiver is needed for comfort and then rejected. The disorganized style of attachment is seen in infants who have been mistreated or abused by their caregiver. Behaviors such as
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Unformatted text preview: reaching for and pulling away from the caregiver at the same time are shown. This is sometimes related to the inherent conflict between the attachment object being both the cause of distress and the infant's only potential source of comfort from distress. The early relationship with the attachment object causes an infant to form internal working models for relationships that will influence interpersonal relationships on through their adult life. These working models consist of structures that represent and define each individual's own perception of self and others and contribute to the internal processes that define each one's selective experience of the outside world. These working models are believed to operate unconsciously....
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