Lecture6 - Disorganized Attachment (Non-negligible percent...

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HD 3620 2/11/2010 Lecture 6 Ainsworth’s Baltimore Study Method: o Every other week for first three months. o Observed and noted mother-infant interactions Finding: one reliable predictor of infant’s “strange situation” attachment pattern (from caregiver sensitivity a year earlier) o **Caregiver sensitivity (in response to infant signaling distress) Notice Interpret (read their signals) Respond (accurately and promptly) Caregiving Antecedent o B consistently sensitive o C Inconsistent, non-contingent (not related to what baby does), unpredictable o A consistently insensitive, rejecting Cultural Variation in Attachment Patterns Country Avoidant (A) Secure (B) Ambivalent (C) Uganda 9% 64% 17% Japan 5% 67% 29% China 16% 68% 16% Germany 28% 66% 6% United States 21% 67% 12% o U.S. and other countries want to make baby independent o Higher rate of avoidant attachment o Comforting a baby when it is distressed makes them independent
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Unformatted text preview: Disorganized Attachment (Non-negligible percent did not fit, Addition of new classification) Pattern Strange Situation Behavior Percent Caregiver Antecedent D Approach-avoidance 14-24% Frightened/Frightening Freezing, stereotypies Overview of Attachment Patterns-Organized Secure (B) Insecure Ambivalent (C) or Avoidant (A)-Disorganized Caregiver Sensitivity or Child Temperament o What is temperament? o Evidence favors caregiver sensitivity o Heart rate data Ambivalent-heart rate goes up during separation o Non-correspondence across caregivers o Temperamental variability within pattern o Intervention studies Sensitivity training Snuggly study o Predictive Value (can predict how the baby will act a year later from caregiver sensitivity at this time)...
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