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10-5-10 - 5 Cultural factors influence attachment behavior...

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10-5-10 5. Cultural factors influence attachment behavior a. Ganda, Africa: infants MUCH more distressed during separation Explain: separations in Ganda longer. b. *Germany, Sweden & England: seem more Avoidant (play at distance) Explain: cultures stress early independence c. Japan & Israel: Show more resistant/clingy behavior Japan: stress closeness (e.g., share bed) May explain clinginess Israel: on kibbutz Caretaker may have to many kids to be responsive C. Is security of attachment stable over time? YES, ~75% are same years later But can change in either direction if life situation changes D. Do infant attachments predict other behaviors? 1. Cognitive Secure: better problem solving, more attentive to adults, higher GPA 2. Social Secure: better peer relations, positive view of others, fewer psychological problems. 3. Sense of self Secure: more positive but realistic view of self E. Can secure attachment to Dad compensate for insecure to Mom (or vice versa)?
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