The Four Types Of Strange Theories

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Throughout history, in the majority of families, a bond between the parent and child is evident. This bond can be considered what scholars refer to as “attachment”. The theory of attachment has undergone much research among scholars and a large amount of them have agreed that there are four types of attachment. An example of this research is the “Strange Situation”. To begin, I will describe each of the four types and provide examples to help better one’s understanding. Later, I will explain why scenario one is secure attachment and scenario two is insecure-resistant attachment. Although there is only two types in the given scenarios, there is actually four main categories or types. The first type of attachment is called secure-attachment. I actually believe I would have identified with this type the most. Secure-attachment is when toddlers use their caregiver, majority of the time it being the mother, as a secure foundation. In the Strange …show more content…
As it is mentioned, while Sam’s mother is present, he plays with many of the toys. Sam also explores toys across the room while still glancing back at his mother every now and again. During all this, a stranger enters the room then leaves, with Sam’s mother following behind. As she is gone, he becomes very upset. However, when she returns, same is very happy and runs to greet her. She comforts him with a big hug. Considering what we know from the first type of attachment, called secure-attachment, I believe Sam fits in this category. The secure-attachment describes the toddler using the mother as a secure foundation to explore toys and in the scenario, Sam is doing exactly that. The secure-attachment type described the toddlers continuously looking at their mothers, just like Sam did. It also described the toddlers becoming angry when the mother leaves but then becoming happy when she returns, similar to how Sam reacted in the

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