Attachment to mother or father

Attachment to mother or father - o Attachment to mother or...

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o Attachment to mother or father? Fathers, like mothers, develop attachment to their babies Early interaction is key By the end of the first year infants show similar attachment to mom and dad o Child’s temperament Temperament Individual difference in motor, emotional, and attentional reactivity and self-regulation Consistent across situations Relatively stable over time Influences the parents behavior and the security of child’s attachment Parent may be frustrated by difficult children Children who are problematic/abnormal elicit negative responses from parents and are more likely to be insecure than are other children o Cultural variations in attachment Attachment groups are seen in infants in China, Western Europe, and parts of Africa Japaneese infants – avoidant behavior doesn’t seem to be present Israeli children For all children, prior experience can affect attachment patterns o Stability in attachment quality Overall attachment behavior is highly stable but change is possible
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 250 taught by Professor Okeke during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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