Greta Streed When a child becomes attached they may be either insecurely or securely attached. In secure attachment the babies can be quickly comforted and explore environments securely and can be away from there mothers for brief periods of time (p. 208). Insecurely attached infants however are disturbed by a mother’s departure and on return they often push mothers away (p.209). One consequence of insecure attachment is on the child’s cognitive development. These children have difficulty with problem solving and exhibit frustration and whining during problem solving. A study down showed that securely attached infants were curious and found interest and enjoyment from problem solving (p.218). Another area affected is the child’s social development. A recent study showed that “from infancy to age 19 early attachment is important for later social behavior.
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course SPAN 201 taught by Professor Junco during the Fall '08 term at CSU Chico.