Yr12 Attachment Key Terms

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refers to the future: such studies follow participants over long period of time from start of study
study that follows the same people over a long period of time
Behaviour patterns of children raised in orphanages, children's homes, etc.
the so-called fourth attachment type according to Main and Solomon
The tendency for babies to form a primary attachment to one caregiver
Institutionalised behaviour, primarily attention seeking behaviour towards any adult.
Behaviour learned through association. Learning is subconscious and uncontrolled
In Ainsworth's study, they were very upset on separation, but reacted angrily when mum returned
In Ainsworth's study, they missed their mum but were easily comforted when she returned.
aka Separation: where the child spends time away from their primary caregiver
A period of time when something is likely to occur
Set of feelings that tie one person to another: 'one-way attachment'
When a baby welcomes back their attachment figure, according to Maccoby
In this sense, the lack of an attachment in terms of never having it in the first place. Very rare.
specific period of time when something HAS to develop
DescriptionKey Term
The idea that the first attachment is used as a basis for other relationships in life
According to Schaffer and Emerson, when a baby is distressed when the caregiver leaves them, this is a sign of attachment
experiment in a field setting where the IV is already set by someone else
According to Maccoby, where two people with an attachment to each other try and stay close
Behaviour learned through reward and punishment: learning is conscious and controlled
the study of animal behaviour
According to Schaffer and Emerson, when a baby is wary of unfamiliar people
Study which simply compiles other studies and analyses the collective results.
Means 'built in'
The idea that the first attachment forms a 'blueprint' for all future attachments
In Ainsworth's study, they didn't base behaviour around mum, and didn't seek comfort when she returned
When a young infant is upset at their attachment figure leaving
Name of a famous study into attachment by Ainsworth
care for children under school age: usually either informal care, aupair/nanny or registered childminders
An emotional link between two people

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