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Insecure avoidant

Willing to explore, low stranger anxiety, indifferent in separation, avoids contact in reunion


Insecure resistant

Doesn't explore, very high stranger anxiety, the child was already crying before the mother left, seeks and rejects in reunion


Where was the strange situation carried out

In a lab, there fore it was highly controlled


How many people was the strange situation carried out on

106 white middle class children from the USA


How old where the children in the strange situation

9-18 months


What was the IV of the strange situation

Presence and absence of mother and stranger


What is the DV of the strange situation

Behaviour of the child


What is on the the strange situations behavioural checklist

Proximity behaviour, search behaviour, avoiding behaviour, contact maintaining behaviour, reunion behaviour


The strange situation was

Videoed and the footage was reviewed every 15 seconds to see what behaviour the child was doing


How many children where securely attached in the strange situation

66% of the children where securely attached and had high stranger anxiety


Ainsworths study in Uganda was

A natural observation


How many people was the Uganda study done on

26 women and children


How long was the Uganda study done for

2 years


What were the results of the Uganda study

the most sensitive mothers formed the strongest attachment


How many people where used in Ainsworths baltimore study

26 women and children


In the Baltimore experiment when where the mothers interviewed

After a year


In Baltimore what was also used

The strange situation and observation


What where the findings of the baltimore study

The most sensitive mothers formed the strongest attachment


Main and Weston

Strange situation tests relationships between parents and child, when strange situation done with both parents the attachment type was different


Prior and Glacer

Used the strange situation to predict later social behaviour, securely attached children at 18 months at 6 can make friends and share, insecure avoiders at 18 months at 6 years are aggressive, insecure resistant at 18 months at 6 years are anxiouse


The love quiz to predict adult romantic behaviour

The test was half on childhood attachment and half on adult relationships,
secure- had feeling term stable relationships
Avoidant- fear of closeness, temporary love
Resistant- preoccupied by love, falls in love easily


Maternal sensitivity scale

Secure mother so mother is sensitive to needs
Avoidant mother ignored child which lead to anger
Resistant mother didn't play with baby which lead to avoidance


Secure attachment

Willing to explore, easily comforted, high stranger anxiety, strong contact in reunion and can be easily soothed