The Four Stages Of The Attachment Theory, And Child Development

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Bowlby formulated the Theory of Attachment. Attachment is a universal phenomenon where babies form a relationship and attach to the person who responds to their needs. There are four different phases to the development of attachment. Through these four stages, the bond will form between an infant and the adult and through the intimate relationship; the infant will be able to develop more successful relationships with others that mirror its first relationship with their trusted caretaker. The attachment theory is widely accepted as universal phenomenon, however cultural factors influence the infant’s patterns of development. The Attachment Theory suggests that all humans need emotional connections and intimate relationships, mothers have a significant influence on the baby’s development, and their relationships development at a young age …show more content…
However there have been research done that show culture influences the children’s pattern of development. People in Germany are more independent so German infants are more likely to develop avoidant attachment and people in Japan are more “Attachment Theory (Ainsworth) & Cultural Variations”, 2016). The cultural variations in each society can influence how a mother treats her baby, which will eventually determine which attachment type develops between them “Attachment Theory (Ainsworth) & Cultural Variations”, 2016). American parents can explain to the baby why the caregiver is not always available without affecting the child’s autonomy, while Japanese parents are there for infant before they can signal which is overly intrusive to the infant (Rothbaum, 2002). The difference in parenting based on cultural differences, can cause a child to have a different pattern of development, resulting in two different attachment

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