Phases in Development of Attachment

Phases in Development of Attachment - EXPLORE WHILE MOM IS...

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Phases in Development of Attachment 1.) Preattachment (0-2 mos.): Indiscriminate social responsiveness 2.) Attachment in the making (2-7 mos.): Recognition of familiar people 3.) Clear-cut attachment (7-24 mos.): Separation protest; wariness of strangers, intentional communication 4.) Goal-corrected partnership (24 mos. on): Relationships more two-sided: Children understand parent's intentions, plans, goals, and needs. Assessing Attachment: Ainsworth's Strange Situation Procedure' Table 7.5 on p. 251 Tested at ~1 year of age (6 mos. to 2 yrs.), at a time when child uses mother as a SECURE BASE'i.e., the attachment object who the child sees as a base from which to explore new things and a haven in times of distress. Attachment classifications: 1.) Secure (B Babies) (60% OF U.S. SAMPLE): ACTIVELY SEEK PROXIMITY AND CONTACT AT REUNION;
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Unformatted text preview: EXPLORE WHILE MOM IS AROUND, SEE HER AS A SECURE BASE; OFTEN DISTRESSED DURING SEPARATION, BUT CALM DOWN QUICKLY AT REUNION 2.) Insecure-avoidant (A Babies; 20%): OFTEN DO NOT CRY MUCH AT SEPARATION; DO NOT SEEK PROXIMITY AND ACTIVELY AVOID THE MOTHER AT REUNION; DO NOT RESIST CONTACT IF MOTHER INITIATES IT; DO NOT CRY MUCH AT REUNION 2.) Insecure-resistant (C Babies; 10-15%): VERY UPSET AND DISTRESSED DURING SEPARATION; ACTIVELY SEEK PROXIMITY AND CONTACT AT REUNION RESIST CONTACT AT REUNION, OFTEN SHOWING ANGER; CONTINUE CRYING AT REUNION; THEY DO NOT CALM DOWN EASILY AT REUNION 2.) Insecure-disorganized (D Babies): DISORIENTED, DAZED, REPETITIVE BEHAVIORS; Approach/Avoidance ETHOLOGICAL THEORY OF ATTACHMENT: JOHN BOWLBY A HYBRID THEORY: (1) BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS (2) LEARNING (3) COGNITIVE SCHEMES...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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