Factors: Insecure Avoidant Attachment

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Per Mary Ainsworth, children act differently when factors such as strangers, parent leaving, etc. The child is aware of what is going on and can, depending on the style, be afraid of what will happen when the parent leaves or if they will come back. Some children are even fearful of the stranger and will act completely different. IN the following paragraphs, I will answer the following questions:
1. Type A – Insecure Avoidant
2. Type B - Secure
3. Type C – Insecure Ambivalent/ Resistant
4. Attachment styles were the result of early interactions with the mother.
Type A attachment is the first type of attachment and is also known as Insecure Avoidant Attachment. This form involves children that are independent and do not show stress when their “safe person”, like a mother, leaves the room. When the child is faced with meeting a stranger, they show no signs of stress and continue to play normally even when the mother is out of the room. Typically, people think that when a stranger arrives a child will show fear or become shy and will not want the mother to leave, but with type A, this is not the case. Even more strangely, the child will
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This form of attachment is typically what most people believe will happen. During this type of attachment, children show extreme stress when the mother leaves and is fearful of strangers when they approach. Once again, the child may show extreme shyness or fearfulness. Surprisingly, if the mother were to leave and then return, the child would notice the mother and go up to her, but may push her away and be upset with her. This is typical in around 15 percent of children. The type c children tend to cry more, overreact over small situations, and be clingier. This type of attachment is caused by inconsistency with fulfilling their emotional or physical needs. Security is difficult to form for the child in this type of

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