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Attachment Emotional relationship that involves exchange of -comfort -care -pleasure
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Attachment “Lasting psychological connectedness between human beings” (John Bowlby) Evolutionary function (survival) Developmental (early attachments influence later attachments)
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“Bonding” Behaviors associated with attachment processes Between infant and caregiver, it is the INFANT that initiates bonding (under normal conditions) Mary Ainsworth’s “Strange Situation”
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How do babies initiate bonding?
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The Strange Situation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTsewNrH
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Attachment Styles Secure 60% middle-class Ambivalent/Resistant 10% middle-class Avoidant 15% middle-class Disorganized (greatest insecurity) 15% of middle-class Critique: Bowlby & Ainsworth ideas are “normed” for middle class families. Caregiving (inter & intra-familial) differs for other classes. Interpretation of behavior and “classifications” may not “fit” the experiences of non middle- class families
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course SOWK 320 taught by Professor Poe during the Spring '11 term at James Madison University.

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