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    other bodily functions which as … is attachment. Attachment is the development of a close and emotional relationship between a caregiver and child which allows further future relationships to be formed (Cassidy and Shaver, 2008) As characterised by responses to the Strange Situations (a test where the child 's reaction to a stranger is measure, both with and without the caregiver present), attachment develops in two different ways (Ainsworth, 1989). Children who are soothed by their caregiver…

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    ATACHMENT THEORY Attachment theory created by Richard Bowlby a British psychiatrist has been mainly used in child psychology and is highly referenced in many situations and has been used broadly. In this paper the aim is to evaluate attachment theory in both experimental and historical context and reach an overall conclusion on how reliable and broad this theory is. Attachment theory is usually very good at predicting outcomes but sometimes may stumble when there are huge cultural differences.…

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    insecure-resistant/ambivalent as well. It all depends on her mood or how she is feeling that day. Times when she is happy she is the secure attachment. It all depends on her mood, where she is, and whose she 's with. Most of the time she is the secure attachment. When she is in a bad mood or wants only 'mom ' she is in the insecure-resistant/ambivalent attachment. I observed her playing in the front room and outside. Inside she plays with her toys and will come up to me or her mom and give us…

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    As attachment researchers have become interested in studying attachment security at older ages, the Strange Situation as the “gold standard” of attachment assessment has remained central. Today researchers developing assessments of attachment for children or adolescents frequently (a) use the same fourfold classification system of the Strange Situation, (b) seek to validate their measures by showing that infants who are securely or insecurely attached in the Strange Situation obtain the same…

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    John Bowlby One of the most classic theories of attachment was provided by John Bowbly in the 1950s. He suggested that there was a link between children's mental health and later outcomes in life and children's needs to be with their parents. During the Second World War, him and other doctors wrote a letter to protest against children under five being evacuated and being separated from their families. He published a book called 'Maternal Care and Mental Health' in which he showed how important…

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    Attachment Styles

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    Attachment Styles In chapter 9 on page 178 we will look at a figure that is about communication with others. By using social interactions with others to shape views of ourselves. Attachment styles "are patterns of care giving which teaches us how to view ourselves and personal relationships." The attachment style was developed by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth (1991). John Bowlby observe interactions between parents and children concluding that attachment styles were developed by self…

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    deployment/separations. In 2001, there were nearly more than one-million U.S children who had a military parent deployed during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The deployment of a parent can cause many issues for the child and the at-home parent. With deployment comes many changes and adjustments in a child’s live; if a parent and child do not have a secure attachment, the child will have a tremendous difficult time adjusting to the process. Children whose parents are deployed have higher risk…

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    My Childhood Observation

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    park in the neighborhood. The oversized slide is fit for adults, nothing like the common sliding board. Because it was a beautiful day, the park was relatively crowed as several parents had brought their children out to enjoy the nice weather.…

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    The theory of attachment was developed by John Bowlby. Attachment is well-defined as the formation of a psychological and emotional relationship between a primary caregiver and a child, not necessarily the child’s biological parents. Bowlby emphasized that the tie a child develops with his or her caregiver can be categorized as Secure, Avoidant, Resistant/ambivalent/Anxious, and disorganized attachment. These connections children develop for their caregiver will be the primary template for all…

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    The Strange Situation

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    A child grows an attachment with their caregiver. As infants we begin to see caregivers other than their mother such as nannies or grandmothers or even strangers. Many infants are separated from their mother, this can have positive and or negative effects on the child. It is important for the reader to know that all children have individual differences in attachment which can be caused by the situations the child is put through during the first year of life. The Strange Situation is an…

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