Lecture5 - alleviate distress or will any person do? 8. BM:...

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HD 3620 2/9/2010 Lecture 5 Attachment Research : Normative Processes and Individual Differences” Previously o Attachment system dynamics In theory (Bowlby) Attachment System Dynamics Is my attachment figure near? Yes Secure, content Explore, play, socialize No Anxious, fearful Signal distress, seek contact “Strange Situation” Tests… Do separations (in 12-month-olds—can move around, have attachment already). Create a situation that… o Disrupt exploration? o Cause distress? o Trigger attachment behaviors? Is contact…??? “Strange Situation” Paradigm Stranger is always a female Episode 1-3: First stranger is just sitting, then she talks to mother, stranger than tries to engage baby in play (all to make the baby comfortable) Episode Who is Present 1. [S] BM: [stranger], baby, mother 2. BM: baby, mother 3. BMS: baby, mother, stranger 4. BS: baby, stranger (separation) 5. BM: baby, mother (reunion!) 6. B: baby (separation) 7. BS: baby, stranger *Does the baby need a certain person to
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Unformatted text preview: alleviate distress or will any person do? 8. BM: baby, mother (reunion!) Results: Three Attachment Patterns Pattern Strange Situation Behavior Percent B Caregiver leaves: baby upset, cries, seeks proximity 67% (Secure) Caregiver returns: baby soothed, stops crying C Caregiver leaves: baby upset, cries, seeks proximity (Ambivalent) Returns: baby resists comfort, not soothed, may act angry 12% A Caregiver leaves: baby shows no emotion; may engage in (Avoidant) self-soothing Caregiver returns: baby actively avoids contact 21% Strange Situation Coding Only code the babies, not the mothers b/c they know theyre filmed Only the reunion episodes (5 and 8) On four dimensions: o Proximity seeking (depends on baby being stressed) o Contact maintenance (do they hold on long enough to be comforted?) o Resistance (do they do anything that interferes with being comforted?) o Avoidance...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course HD 3620 taught by Professor Campa,m. during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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