Flashcards in Ainsworth's Strange Situation Deck (10):
Outline 2 behaviours that are characteristic of a securely attached infant
Happy to explore and come back to mum
Distressed when mum leaves
Outline 4 behaviours that were observed during The Strange Situation
Willingness to explore
Outline 2 behaviours expected from insecure avoidant infants
Happily explore unfamiliar room
Not concerned when mum leaves
Outline 2 behaviours expected from insecure resistant infants
Refuse to explore when mum is present
Intense distress when caregiver leaves
List the different types of attachment
Type B - secure
Type A - insecure avoidant
Type C - insecure resistant
What are the advantages of this study?
Lab experiment = highly controlled
What are the disadvantages of this study?
Lab exp = demand characteristics
Unethical = protection from harm, distress caused to infant and mum
Subjective data collection
Sample bias = middle-class American infants (ethnocentric, cannot generalise to other places)
What is an opposing argument of this study?
Researchers reviewed Ainsworth's study and found a new type of attachment - Type D (disorganised). This suggests that Ainsworth incorrectly classified some of her infants. Lacks validity
Who were the participants?
Middle-class, American infants