EDHD 320 Attachment November 2011

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EDHD 320 Attachment November, 2011
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Definition: Attachment A strong, relatively enduring emotional and affectional tie that binds the child to the caretaker. Often lifelong, but also can change. Most important researcher: Dr. Mary Ainsworth. Dr. Judith Harris: received award from APA for her work contrary to the importance of attachment; said peers socialize children, not parent. Shook up the academic community. Response: attachment was one area clearly showing parent socialization effects. Attachment research somewhat hegemonistic
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Ainsworth’s Strange Situations procedure 1. Parent and baby in playroom 2. Parent sits; baby plays 3. Stranger enters room, sits, talks to parent 4. Parent leaves, stranger comfort baby 5. Parent returns; greets baby, and offers comfort; stranger leaves: observe reunion behavior 6. Parent leaves room 7. Stranger enters and offers comfort 8. Parent returns, comforts baby: observe reunion behavior
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Types of Attachment 1. Secure attachment ( 65%) : infant greets mother warmly when she return, baby seeks physical comfort from mother; 2. Resistant attachment (10%) : baby ambivalent, remains near but angry, resists physical contact with mother; 3. Avoidant attachment (20%) : baby will turn away from and ignore mother; 4. Disorganized/disoriented attachment(5 %): most insecure; confused about whether to approach or avoid caretaker; acts dazed or freezes
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