Lecture 6 PSY220 Attraction & Relationships (2013) WHITE

Close rela3onships do we need them yes and why

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Unformatted text preview: for sense of security which allows them to explore •  But not all parents are available and responsive to their children’s needs A1achment Styles •  Secure: I can rely on my caregiver in 0mes of need. •  Anxious: I can some0mes rely on my caregiver, but its kind of unpredictable. •  Avoidant: My caregiver is generally unresponsive. Strange Situa3on •  Infants and their caregiver entered an unfamiliar room containing lots of interes0ng toys •  Infant plays with toys and a stranger walks in the room •  Then, the infant’s caregiver leaves the room •  Separa0on causes infants to become distressed •  Caregiver returns a^er 3 minutes Observa3ons •  Secure: caregivers responded quickly and reliably to distress cries •  Anxious: caregivers were not consistently reliable (some0mes intrusive and some0mes rejec0ng) •  Avoidant: caregivers consistently unreliable (reject infants) Bowlby claimed that our a.achment styles (or “working models of rela0onships”) originate early in life and shape our rela0onships from “cradle to grave.” Secure Style I find it rela0vely easy to get close to others and am comfortable depending on them and having them depend on...
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