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    Psychosocial Influences

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    studentfirstproject.org, healthy attachment is a “reciprocal, enduring emotional connection between a child and his/her primary caregiver that begins when the child is in utero”. Furthermore, many things impact whether this attachment is healthy or unhealthy. Some psychosocial factors that could impact or influence attachment include parenting style, caregiver sensitivity, temperament of the child, and certain medical conditions. Parenting style influences attachment because it dictates how the…

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    Child Caregiver Scenarios

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    Clemenson University peaks interest into the institution as the caregiver. Institutional care is an option to millions of children for which they are responsible for as the number of youth without a parental caregiver continues to increase in countries where resources are lacking (Huynh, 2014). Substandard care can hinder a child’s development creating developmental delays, attachment disorders, brain atrophy, aggressive behavior and emotional and physical health problems (Huynh, 2014). Yet it…

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    1960s, John Bowlby proposed his theory of attachment. The theory proposes that infants need to develop a secure attachment with at least one primary caregiver for a healthy development. Without this attachment, it could…

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    behaviors did you see in each pair? Five-year-olds children A and children B reunite with their parent’s at departure time. Parent A majority of the time comes early to pick up children A. When we are making the transition from music and movement to departure is when children A sees mom and gets her backpack as her mom signs the departure form. Then children A starts playing with her younger sister and gives mom a hug before they exit the school. Children A is attached to parent A, but does not…

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    when they’ve covered all the common reasons children cry like being wet, hungry, or tired. So, the only other option they feel like they have is to let the child cry it out. However, there are other options that can be used when faced with a situation like this. Behaviorism, the Psychoanalytic Theory, and the Attachment Theory provide different…

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    leaves the room and enter a stranger. There are four type of attachment according to this experiment: Secure attachment, insecure attachment, insecure resistant and insecure disorganized. Secure attachment consist of when the child is stressed when his or her mother leaves, however become less stress when the mother returned. Out of all the participants, 66 percent of children fell under this category. Insecure attachment involves children that do not have any particular reaction when their…

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    development and the importance of attachment in early life making sure to include psychological theory and reference to psychological research in your answer" Whilst the process of attachment in early life may appear straightforward, there is however, a number of theories that can explain how this can vary. The development and importance of attachment in early life is well portrayed in psychological theory and in psychological research. The definition of attachment according to Bowlby (1982)…

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    Through attachment, a child has the ability to advance his or her cognitive skills created by relationship bonding between the child and caregiver. According to Sigelman & Rider, attachment “is a strong affectional tie that binds a person to an intimate companion (Sigelman & Rider, 2009). John Bowlby (1969), developer of attachment theory, believed that children who formed a continuing socio-emotional bond with an adult is more likely to survive in the world that he or she lives in. Attachment…

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    According to the Administration for Children and Families (2013), there are one million verified cases of childhood maltreatment reported annually in the United States. Of these cases, 79.5% were the result of neglect, emotional abuse, and abandonment. The significance of the early relationship between infants and their mothers on a child’s development has been documented extensively in the literature (Snyder, Shapiro, & Treleaven, 2012; Dozier, Lindhiem, & Ackerman, 2005). A mother’s ability…

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    and the people that care for them is attachment. According to (John) Bowlby, children who form an attachment to an adult- that is, an enduring socioemotional relationship- are more likely to survive (Kail and Cavanaugh, 2013). Infants and caregivers tend to have an attachment by the infant’s age of 8-9 months. Attachment takes on many forms, and influences from the environment help to determine its quality. Mary Ainsworth is a researcher that studies attachment. She performed a study based on…

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